2019 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, Domenico Clerico, Piedmont

2019 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, Domenico Clerico, Piedmont

From a higher vineyard than Pajana, this has more clay in the soil. As such, it’s a purer, more typical expression of Ginestra, and of Monforte. There’s a lot of intensity and grip here, and also lovely salinity on the finish.

Critic score
97/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Barolo (DOCG), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2042info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Tasting notes

Ciabot Mentin was planted in Ginestra in 1978, between 390 and 420 metres above sea level – relatively high in Barolo – but mostly with an eastern exposure which increases the freshness and elegance of this wine. The 2019 is indeed cool, with a fresh violet aroma, some meatiness and black cherry fruit, and an almost rosemary aromatic character. Its extreme youth is highlighted by crisp acidity and sleek, velvety tannins. A very precise wine, still complex and ripe but also full of potential for the long haul.

Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter (February 2023)

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