Barolo Francia 2012

Giacomo Conterno: Barolo Francia 2012

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Nebbiolo 100%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2046
Verpackt in: 12er
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 96+/100
Suckling: 98/100
Parker: 95/100
Galloni: 94–97/100
Italien, Piemont
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Barolo Francia 2012


Lobenberg: Serralunga, eine schräge Wand aus hellem, kalkhaltigem Lehm und satten Metalleinlagerungen, vor allem viel Eisen. Maskuline, extrem kraftvolle Weine. Aber warum schafft Roberto Conterno dann diese Weine voller Finesse? Lediglich die von Cascina Francia umschlossene Parzelle des Monfortino ist reine Power, der Cascina Francia ist die blumige, rotfruchtige Frische. Mehr wie ein Colonello vom Cousin Aldo Conterno aus Monforte. Blumig, Rosen, Kirsche, extrem aromatisch und ausdrucksstark. Darunter Tabak und Rauch, Lavendel, Koreander, dominikanischer Tabak. Tolle Spannung und Dynamik, frisch, rassig, seidige Tanninmassen mit hoher Säure. Das ist großes Kino und immer einer der allerbesten Barolos. 96+/100


Suckling über: Barolo Francia

-- Suckling: A gorgeous nose of orange peel, plums and light walnuts. Some wet earth. Full to medium body with a compacted center palate. A tight ball of ripe, fine tannins. Minerals and hot stones underneath. Serious structure. No Monfortino was made so it's all here. Better in 2022. 98/100


Parker über: Barolo Francia

-- Parker: Since the 2010 vintage, this wine is named Francia (not Cascina Francia) to keep with the new Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive (or official cru naming) in Barolo and Barbaresco. The 2012 Barolo Francia is a seductive and silky expression that flows gracefully over the palate with power and determination. The nose is expressive, and decidedly more articulate than many of the more muted wines made by neighboring estates in this warm vintage. The quality of the mouthfeel is of special interest. This beautiful Barolo already shows stunning texture, richness and integrity, despite this very early preview tasting. I tasted this wine in barrel shortly before bottling. 95/100


Galloni über: Barolo Francia

-- Galloni: The 2012 Barolo Francia is dark, virile and intense, with a huge center of fruit to match its distinctly brooding personality. Today, the 2012 also comes across as quite closed in on itself, but there is a level of pure depth here that is absolutely compelling. Conterno has decided not to bottle a Monfortino, so there is good reason to think the bottled Francia has the potential to be stellar. 94-97/100

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Roberto Conterno ist ein Traditionalist: 35-tägige Maischegärung! Natürlich keine Barriques, sondern traditionelle Botti, keine Schönung, keine Filtration.

Barolo Francia 2012