Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a legend of Italian red wine, ambassador of the quality of Made in Italy in the world produced by the Giacomo Conterno winery. The Giacomo Conterno winery was founded in 1900 in Monforte d’Alba by Giacomo himself, descendant of a family that has been producing wine since the beginning of the last century. A few years later, in 1912, his son Giovanni would bottle the first Barolo, a rarity at the time as the wine was mainly sold in barrels or demijohns. In 1924 the first vintage of Barolo Monfortino will be produced, so called in honor of the place of origin. 40 years later, in 1974, Cascina Francia in Serralunga d’Alba was purchased; this area is particularly suited to the production of Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes and agriculture will be set according to the qualitative standards that have always been used also for the production of Barolo Monfortino.
The procedure that leads to the creation of such a wine starts from the meticulous attention to each step of the winemaking process that the grapes go through; selection of the individual parcels of the Francia vineyard, further selection of the fruit both during the harvest and upon arrival of the grapes in the cellar, diversified fermentation according to the individual parcels which will then be aged individually in barrels. The wine ages for a total of 48 months in large barrels.
The wine has an intense garnet red color in the glass. The nose is of very ripe red fruit such as cherry jam, dried violet, balsamic notes and spices: among the main ones black pepper, tobacco, vanilla, sandalwood, bitter chocolate and licorice. On the palate it is tasty and elegant, harmonious and with a long and complex finish, with an extraordinary freshness.
Is it really important what we pair with such a wine? Technically, the typology goes perfectly with very tasty and long-cooked red meat or game dishes, but we advise you to make yourself comfortable and concentrate on the emotions and sensations that only a legend of this kind can give you.