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Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia
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Wine Details

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) "The 2003 Barolo Cascina Francia is a remarkable wine for the vintage. This deep, powerful Barolo reveals awesome richness and an almost liqueur-like quality to its fruit that is balanced by the chalky mineral notes that provide freshness on the finish and help convey an impression of notable balance. In 2003 there is no Monfortino, and the Cascina Francia surely benefits from the addition of that juice which is mostly felt in the wine’s depth. Resisting the temptation to harvest too early, Roberto Conterno waited until October 8 to start picking in his Cascina Francia vineyard, long read more...after most producers had already brought the fruit in. He had the benefit of the late September rains that helped restore at least a little freshness to the fruit, and as a result his 2003 Cascina Francia doesn’t have the aggressive tannins that plague so many wines. Simply put, this is a stunning Barolo made all the more notable by the challenging conditions the vintage presented. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023...94." WA 10/07 (hide)

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    needed serious decanting for 90 min

    almost 2 years
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  • 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