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Conterno Giacomo Barolo Cascina Francia
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Wine Details

Varietal

Barbera

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The 2011 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia expresses itself with floral tones of pressed rose, wild berry and crushed mineral. The power and intensity of the bouquet is especially attractive and bold. The wine’s dark concentration and thick layers are so beautifully uplifted by those ethereal and almost feminine aromas.

Expert Reviews
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  • Antonio Galloni
    (2009 Vintage) "The 2009 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia is at first quite a bit more floral and ethereal than the Cerretta, but with time in the glass the wine finds its center. The Cascina Francia dazzles with its combination of expressive, generous fruit and insistent minerality. Sweet herbs, roses, spices, anise, licorice and leather add complexity to a core of radiant fruit. This is a regal, aristocratic Barbera of the highest level. The 2009 has the openness of vintages such as 2007, but with the medium-bo...
  • Antonio Galloni
    (2009 Vintage) "The 2009 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia is at first quite a bit more floral and ethereal than the Cerretta, but with time in the glass the wine finds its center. The Cascina Francia dazzles with its combination of expressive, generous fruit and insistent minerality. Sweet herbs, roses, spices, anise, licorice and leather add complexity to a core of radiant fruit. This is a regal, aristocratic Barbera of the highest level. The 2009 has the openness of vintages such as 2007, but with the medium-bo...
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94+ - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 5/06
  • Robert Parker
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker