Barolo Ginestra “Vigna Sori Ginestra” DOCG

Sori` Ginestra is Conterno Fantino’s flagship wine. The vineyard is located in the Ginestra district on one of the most important hills in Monforte, if not Barolo itself. It is the thoroughbred of Barolos, and fully reflects its terroir. Located 340 meters (1,115 feet) above sea level, it absolutely benefits from southern exposure, which affords the vines warm sunlight from morning to night. The soil is not sandy, but a bit more compact. The wines from this vineyard are bigger, with much more body, structure, and tannins. The older part of this vineyard was planted in 1971, giving the wine its unique elegance and complexity.

Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2017 | Decanter97
  • 2017 | James Suckling95
  • 2017 | Vinous94
  • 2016 | Wine & Spirits93
  • 2016 | Wine Advocate98
  • 2016 | Vinous Media94
  • 2014 | Wine Spectator94
  • 2012 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
  • 2011 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2010 | International Wine Cellar94
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12-15 days

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous indigenous yeast

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Rotating paddles

Length of maceration:

12-15 days

Malolactic fermentation:


Aging containers:

oak barrels

Container age:

First and second use

Type of oak:

Allier /Troncais

Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months


Natural Cork



Vineyard name:

Vigna Sori' Ginestra

Vineyard location:

Monforte d'Alba, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

2.3 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

27% sand, 51% silt and 22% clay

Vine training:



340 to 360 meters (1,115-1180 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,500-5,000 per ha


5.5 - 6 tons per hectare



Years planted:

1971, 1982, 1988

Age of vines:

40 years old

Time of harvest:


First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):

10,000 -12,000

Tasting notes:

Deep garnet red with ruby highlights, with a rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and blackberries and a full-bodied, luscious, and austere palate.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

A wonderful accompaniment to meat, pasta and aged cheese. A nice complement to rabbit stewed in red wine.

Aging potential:

10-30 years


Alc. cont 13.5% by vol.


Guido and Fabio Fantino