Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Barolo Riserva 2004
Avg. Yield : 30 hL/hA
Fermentation : 3-4 weeks in wooden vats with regular breaking-up of the caps. No temperature control
Aging: minimum 7 years in large cask
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These majestic wines descend from a colossal legacy, spanning three generations of Conternos: Giacomo, Giovanni, and Roberto—in each case, the torch passing from father to son. Both Giovanni, who forged a reputation as the greatest of all Barolo producers, and now his gifted son, Roberto, have continued the important work of patriarch Giacomo.
Roberto Conterno is quick to say that the wines he makes belong to his father and grandfather. Yet his era may prove to be the most exciting. After all, Roberto benefits from the wisdom of both Giacomo and Giovanni. And Roberto has shown that he shares not only their genius, but also their devotion to tradition and history.