Paolo Conterno founded the Casa della Ginestra in 1886 and devoted the best parts of his Ginestra hillside to the cultivation of grapes. He subdivided his dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo by type, exposure and terrain. This sort of specialization was very forward thinking and these very old vines benefit the winery today. They will benefit you too, if you come to our wine dinner on March 6!
Paolo was succeeded by his son Carlo and his wife Giuseppina, then the next generation was another Paolo and Caterina Conterno. Today their son Giorgio runs the show. Come join Giorgio and us for dinner.
This is a single family, continuously tending vineyards planted by their great grandfather in the 19th century. The ancient vines are planted on steep hillsides (38% grade) that require specialize skills and a lot of back-breaking labor, but produce a result that can be achieved in no other way.
The vineyards lie above 1000 feet and are ideally suited for stunning and concentrated Barolo. You can see proof of this in the wines of their famous neighbors: Clerico, Conterno-Fantino, and Elio Grasso.
Most of the wine is aged in large neutral casks, so that wood does not dominate. These are classically styled examples of Ginestra’s excellence with laser pure perfumes, great balance, and long potential for aging. We are excited to welcome Giorgio Conterno on March 6th for a dinner with his extraordinary wines.
Arneis, Correggia 2015
Tuna with Jamon Blackberry Jam and Mint
Barbera d'Alba "Bricco", Paolo Conterno 2015
Rabbit Terrine with Marjoram and Rosemary
Langhe Nebbiolo 'A Mont', Paolo Conterno 2014
A Study in Wild Boar:
Chop, Belly and Sausage with Polenta and Crispy Kale
Barolo "Riva del Bric", Paolo Conterno 2012
Barolo "Ginestra", Paolo Conterno 2012
Coffee and Zeppoli
$149 Per Person
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