This classic Langhe winery, founded in 1982, testifies to the talent and vision of Claudio Conterno and his friend and partner, Guido Fantino, who styles the wines. French oak barriques and new wood marry Piedmont’s own, blockbuster structure, opulent, tightly knit texture, magnificent tannins and rich, layered flavors. Today, the property comprises 57 acres under vine. Soil composition is sand, silt, clay; gradient of slopes 20-35%, and vine age is 15-40 years. Conterno Fantino's initial nucleus is cru Ginestra: a historical one for Barolo, documented as far back as the 1800s. In 1989, Guido and Claudio acquired terrain from the nearby area of Bricco Bastia, within the commune of Monforte d'Alba, where they eventually built a state-of-the-art new winery inaugurated in 1994. This location is scenically set, dominating the most ancient section of Monforte and overlooked by the majestic sweep of the Alps. Conterno Fantino exclusively employs geothermal energy: less CO2, more respect for the environment.
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100% select Nebbiolo cru from southerly exposed vines on Ginestra's marly, calcareous terrain, conducive to remarkable structure and cellar life. This Barolo comes from the famous cru of the same name in Monforte, a historic vineyard which is considered one of the finest for growing Nebbiolo. more
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Deep garnet ruby red. It has a powerful, lingering nose conjuring up fruit of the forest floor and dog-roses. It is rich, dry and packed with body. more
Deep garnet with ruby hues. It has a rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries. Full-bodied, luscious and austere on the palate. more
100% Barbera d'Alba, barrique aged for approx. 10 months. Intense ruby red with garnet hues, fruity
and herbaceous on the nose, with lush cherry notes. Palate shows rich, ripe fruit balanced by fresh acidity, excellent body, beautiful finish. more
Complex layers of dark fruit, oak, spice, and a hint of leather. Full-bodied and velvety. Supple and round. more
100% Nebbiolo from a new vineyard parallel to Sori Ginestra but higher in altitude, averaging 1312 feet. The vines date back to 1950, with some replanted in 1999-2000, propagating the best existing vines onto new rootstock. Southeasterly exposure with soils high in calcareous marls, rich in... more
100% select Nebbiolo cru from southerly exposed vines on Ginestra's marly, calcareous terrain, conducive to remarkable structure and cellar life. The vineyard is at 984 feet above sea level, Guyot-trained, with a density of 2,000 vines per acre. Temperature-controlled fermentation at 28° C lasts 7... more
A ruby to garnet gem with complex bouquet of berry fruit, brier rose, tobacco, subtle goudron and licorice
confirmed on the rich, full, majestic, lingering palate. more
Good full red. Wonderful floral precision to the aromas of wild red fruits, mocha and smoky oak. Sweet, pure and primary, with terrific definition to the fruit-driven flavors of cherry and raspberry. Enticing floral, truffle and mineral notes add complexity to this classy wine. Finishes with lush,... more
Deep garnet with ruby hues, rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries; full-bodied, luscious and austere on the palate.
Wonderful with red meat and game; the Conternos and Fantinos suggest pairing it with Piedmontese.
Deep garnet with ruby hues, rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries. Full-bodied, luscious and austere on the palate. more