Giacomo Conterno, Barbera Francia, 2017 (1.5L)

$179.00
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Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 95
"The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Francia is ravishingly beautiful. Silky, sensual and impeccably polished, with tremendous palate presence. A rush of sweet red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate fruit punctuates this vivid, radiant Barbera from Conterno. The richness of the warm, dry year is very much in evidence, and yet the wine is superb." -Antonio Galloni

Robert Parker

RP 94
"Compared to the expression from the Cerretta vineyard, the 2017 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Francia is even darker in color with more austerity and muscle power at the back. The alcohol reading of the two wines is the same (15.5%), but this expression offers less obvious fruit and more dark mineral instead. The soils in the Francia vineyard see a mix of limestone sand and clay, and this is true of where both the Barbera and the Nebbiolo vines are located. You sense an increased mineral presence in the Francia with iron, salt and scorched earth. This full-throttle Barbera is penetrating and deep. This is a fine expression of the grape, offering exacting detail and precision. 2020-2038." -Monica Larner

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Grape Variety

    Barbera

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    1.5L

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied