Paolo Conterno 'Riva del Bric' Barolo 2009
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"The 2009 Barolo Riva del Bric delivers latitude and grip with impeccable precision and long, polished tannins that help fuel persistency. Dried mint, ginger, rose petal, underbrush and wild berries add to the overall elegance and complexity of this truly outstanding Barolo. The best part about it is the focus, finesse and bright sharpness that this wine delivers in spades. It’s also built to last long. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. - ML"

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Item ID: #14528
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 93
"The 2009 Barolo Riva del Bric delivers latitude and grip with impeccable precision and long, polished tannins that help fuel persistency. Dried mint, ginger, rose petal, underbrush and wild berries add to the overall elegance and complexity of this truly outstanding Barolo. The best part about it is the focus, finesse and bright sharpness that this wine delivers in spades. It’s also built to last long. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. - ML"

" From slightly younger vines in the best exposed area of Ginestra, the Riva Del Bric is one of the best values to be found in Barolo. The grapes are hand harvested near the end of October (about 3 weeks earlier in the heat of 2007) and are macerated for almost three weeks. It ages for 30 to 36 months in 35 HL French Oak casks.

Giorgio Conterno of Paolo Conterno blew our minds with his brilliant, classically styled expressions of the Ginestra cru of Monforte d’Alba, which is considered by many to be one the finest vineyards in the entire Barolo appellation. Its relatively high elevation of 300-350 meters above sea level combine with the dense, clay-heavy Helvetian soil to create masterpiece wines with dark colors, brooding tannins and incredible aromatics. Paolo’s neighbors are well known to our market – Clerico, Conterno-Fantino, Elio Grasso—but now it’s time for this Conterno to step onto the stage. " ~ Winery notes

Like most MSW estates, Conterno is a family operation with a long history of great winemaking. Paolo Conterno founded Casa della Ginestra in 1886 and was one of the first growers to sell barrels of wine directly to consumers from the cellar. By the time negociants were dominating the market in the mid-20th century, Paolo already had a loyal following of connoisseurs demanding his wines.

The estate has always preferred classically styled wines—there are barriques on property, but are only used when there’s too much wine to fill his 35 hectoliter casks. We first heard about this estate through Marc de Grazia: one of Domenico Clerico’s trusted disciples, Massimo Conterno (no relation), had moved there in 2004 to give Giorgio Conterno a hand in winemaking. The results are what’s in stock today: classically-styled examples of Ginestra’s excellence with laser pure perfumes, great balance, approachability AND long potential for aging.

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Paolo ConternoGiorgio Conterno of Paolo Conterno blew our minds with his brilliant, classically styled expressions of the Ginestra cru of Monforte d'Alba, which is considered by many to be one the finest vineyards in the entire Barolo appellation. Its relatively high elevation of 300-350 meters above sea level combine with the dense, clay-heavy Helvetian soil to create masterpiece wines with dark colors, brooding tannins and incredible aromatics. Paolo's neighbors are well known to our market – Clerico, Conterno-Fantino, Elio Grasso--but now it's time for this Conterno to step onto the stage.

Like most MSW estates, Conterno is a family operation with a long history of great winemaking. Paolo Conterno founded Casa della Ginestra in 1886 and was one of the first growers to sell barrels of wine directly to consumers from the cellar. By the time negociants were dominating the market in the mid-20th century, Paolo already had a loyal following of connoisseurs demanding his wines.

The estate has always preferred classically styled wines--there are barriques on property, but are only used when there's too much wine to fill his 35 hectoliter casks. We first heard about this estate through Marc de Grazia: one of Domenico Clerico's trusted disciples, Massimo Conterno (no relation), had moved there in 2004 to give Giorgio Conterno a hand in winemaking. The results are what's in stock today: classically-styled examples of Ginestra's excellence with laser pure perfumes, great balance, approachability AND long potential for aging.

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Paolo Conterno Barolo 2009

"The 2012 is better, but the 2011 was the BEST!"

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