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2016 Conterno, Giacomo Barolo Arione

750 ml


Type: Still

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Distict / Appellation: Barolo

Item No. 6s762

About This Wine

Conterno's wines exist in their own realm. The explanation for how incredibly good Conterno's wines are is easy: Roberto’s exacting standards focus on perfecting every little detail. The sum is an almost logic-defying profundity. Roberto Conterno is one of the world's greatest winemakers.

The 2016 Barolos are a dream brew of depth, verve, and clarity. It possesses ripe vintage concentration with cool vintage elegance and precision.

As you would expect, Conterno's 2016s are jaw-dropping. I put a lot of effort into finding the 2016 Arione in quantity. It's been a very difficult wine to chase down.

Barolo Arione is a legendary vineyard bordering Cascina Francia. Conterno released it for the first time in 2015. One of the best testimonies to its quality is the fact that Conterno included a portion of Arione in his 2015 Monfortino. There was no Monfortino made in 2016, so everything went into the Arione bottling.

It is a monumental Barolo. The grandeur and architecture of the wine can border on stupefying at times. When Galloni writes that the 2016 Arione is: "phenomenally long... It’s the sort of wine I would like to spend a few hours with," he gives you a good sense of the wine's incredible depth and the mystery of the wine as well.

The 2016 is simply epic and flaunts why the wine is so important. It reaches a level of concentration and ageability that's truly stunning.

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