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Giacomo Conterno

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Giacomo Conterno

The father and son duo, Giacomo and Giovanni Conterno, are known by many in Piedmont as the masters of Barolo for producing legendary Monfortino wines. Following the end of World War I, Giacomo sought out to make Barolo with great aging potential, which came to be known as one of the firsts to be made in the ‘classic’ Barolo style.

The tradition continues today as Roberto Conterno, Giovanni’s son, produces some of the best Piedmont wines each year according to many wine critics. Monfortino wines have stood the test of time, and have won over Barolo lovers from all over the world.

1999
1 In Stock
750ml
V96
WA92
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750ml
V96
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Tasting Notes

V96
Conterno's 1999 Cascina Francia graces the palate with extraordinary depth and resonance. Sweet floral notes wrap around a core of super-expressive red stone fruits as the wine opens up in the glass. Over the last few years the 1999 has continued to put on weight. Today, it is a much more extroverted and generous wine than it was at the outset. The 1999 can be enjoyed now and over the next 15-20 years, perhaps longer. This is a brilliant showing.
WA92
Consumers in search of the epitome of classic Barolo will be well rewarded in the 1999 Barolo Cascina Francia, a vintage which the family is very happy with. Medium garnet (color is never particularly deep here), its spicy-resinous nose, warm, penetrating, and alcoholic, promises much pleasure, a commitment which the palate respects in its ample texture, superior continuity and drive, lovely kirsch and licorice flavors, and unusually supple tannins. Substantial and enveloping, it will easily evolve well for twenty years.

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