The Cascina Sciulun where the Conterno Franco winery is located is an ancient farm typical of the Piedmontese Langa architectural tradition. The farm is located in a hamlet of Bussia di Monforte d’Alba. The building was built in the mid-eighteenth century and expanded around the 1940s, and has always belonged to the Conterno family. Franco’s grandfather, Pietro, began to allocate the 18 hectares of land to the production of Nebbiolo, initially to be sold to other wineries in the area. The company has passed generationally first to Pietro’s son, Giacomo, and subsequently to Franco, who has been running the company together with his wife Vilma since 1995 and has given today’s approach to quality production. Today we also see the inclusion of the two new recruits, the sons of Franco Daniele and Andrea, who have brought a desire to do things and a breath of fresh air. The company produces with organic certification.
Cinchona, gentian, elderflower, ginger, cinchona calisaya, linden, nutmeg and other infused flavors
The cinchona and other medicinal herbs and aromas remain in contact with the Barolo for about a month at a controlled temperature of about 20°C. This is followed by cold stabilization of the product, bottling and subsequent placing on the market.
Intense garnet red colour. Nose of Barolo therefore mainly ripe red fruit and spices, with intense notes of cinchona and other medicinal herbs. On the palate it is ripe, soft at the beginning and with a good structure, with an acidic and spicy finish characterized by a long persistence.
Conterno’s Barolo Chinato is an intense after-dinner wine, excellent as a meditation wine. Perfect to combine with dark chocolate or with dark chocolate-based desserts.