Barbera d'Alba Francia, Giacomo Conterno 2016

RegionItaly
SubregionPiedmont
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

One step up in intensity compared to the Barbera from the Cerretta vineyard, the 2016 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Francia is darker, richer and more opulent. Barbera is planted in the upper and lower parts of the Francia vineyard. That combination of elevations from this well-exposed amphitheater of vines makes for a balanced expression that is capped by both acidity and deep fruity intensity. The mouthfeel shows volume and rich textural layering.

Score: 94+Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (237), June 2018

Conterno's 2016 Barbera d'Alba Francia is a wine of extreme finesse and nuance. It is also dark, inward and mysterious in that it is nowhere near ready to show all of its cards. In most vintages, Francia is a bit more floral and mineral, but in 2016 it is the purity of the fruit that is most striking. I imagine the typical Francia nuances will develop with a few more years in bottle. 2021-2031

Score: 94Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, November 2018

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