- WinemakerDiego Conterno
- VineyardMonforte d'Alba
- Farming MethodCertified Organic
Diego Conterno Barolo del Comune di Monforte d'Alba 2017
Diego Conterno, the newest Conterno on the rise in a big way, just hit the warehouse (well, all 20 cases of it!). The ‘17 is serious juice and wildly well-priced in the luxury world of Barolo! 94 POINTS!
“Conterno’s 2017 is ALL CLASS” - Vinous
Certified organic since 2014, with vineyards in the Monforte d’Alba commune (the Ginestra cru, specifically), these are for the Barolo traditionalist, generally, with long, cool fermentations, medium-weight, floral and spiced aromatics, and hefty structure for the long-term. No new oak or over-extraction, just classically proportioned nebbiolo. We feel VERY lucky to have gotten on the Diego Conterno train early, yes indeed!
Certainly, the bar is high with a name like Conterno. Diego, being from the Conterno-Fantino side of the family and a protégé of the legend Beppe Colla of Prunotto. After a couple of decades making wines for Conterno-Fantino, Diego decided to go at it on his own. We just love his style (and the price!) – a perfect wine to savor a bit now, and definitely cellar into 2040 or so!
PAIRING IDEAS: Ahhhh, just thinking about this dish makes my mouth water. When we were in Piedmont a few months ago, we had Vitello Tonnato on a couple of different occasions, a surprising match for Nebbiolo and a dish that is so authentically Piedmontese.
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