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Conti, BocaPiedmont, Italy 2016 (750mL)

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Conti, Boca Piedmont, Italy 2016 (750mL)

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“Whenever the Conti sisters deem a vintage worthy enough for this rare bottling—which in turn, can only ever be produced in terribly limited quantities—all insiders, collectors, and critics halt in their tracks.”

Federal law should require stashing away Conti Boca for the long haul—10, 20, even 30 years from now—because these wines can age with the best of Piedmont. Truly, these are special Nebbiolos that develop new, soul-stirring intricacies at each new aging tier, but that doesn’t mean one or two bottles shouldn’t be opened in the near future! That’s especially the case for the 2016 release, a wine that was already rip-roaringly explosive and generously perfumed after just 30 minutes of being opened. In the glass, a Nebbiolo of mindblowing finesse and structure reveals itself, with high-toned notes of ripe red and black plum, black cherry, dried raspberry, currant, desiccated rose petal, damp earth, crushed black stone, tar, soft spices, licorice, and a basketful of wild herbs. Although more supple and generous than the ‘15, the structure of Piedmontese Nebbiolo is in full form with fine-grained tannins and buoyant, mouth-watering acidity. It’s a delicious mouthful of red wine that envelops your senses with plump, dark-fruited savor and pulverized stone minerality that reverberates for 30+ seconds on the finish. You’re going to lose your mind over this!

  • CountryItaly
  • RegionPiedmont
  • Sub-RegionBoca DOC
  • SoilLimestone, Clay, Sand
  • FarmingOrganic & Biodynamic
  • BlendMostly Nebbiolo w/ Vespolina & Uva Rara
  • Alcohol13%
  • OakLarge Used Casks
  • Temp.Serve at 60-65° F
  • GlasswareBurgundy Stem
  • DrinkingNow-2040+
  • DecantingTwo Hours+
  • PairingTajarin al Tartufo

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