Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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| 89 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) I TA l Y Y ou'll know the names of his vineyard neighbors well, with the likes of e lio Grasso, Domenico Clerico, and Conterno Fantino making wines that have been winning serious praise over recent vintages. However, it appears that in 2010, Paolo Conterno has outpaced them all. The 2010 Barolo Ginestra Riserva is a product of Piedmont's last great vintage, and has just arrived in the u nited States after spending seven years in the winery. The fruit is sourced from the best expositions of Conterno's high-elevation parcels within Ginestra, with a selection of fruit that is second to none. From there, the Riserva spends a total of 54 months aging in 35 hectoliter casks, prior to bottling, of which there are only 4000 made. These bottles are left to slumber in the cold depths of the Conterno cellar, until perfectly ready to be released. The 2010 Paolo Conterno Ginestra Riserva is an epic wine for the ages, yet it already provides a glimpse of the great things to come. ✦ Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva 2010 W a 97 » $159 "This is a stunning achievement that is teeming with life, intensity, elegance, pedigree and sheer excitement." Monica Larner (1559329) T H e S L ee P i NG Gia NT Giorgio Conterno of Paolo Conterno is a Monforte producer who, over the past decade, has mastered the Ginestra cru.

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