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 up according to the qualitative standards that have always been used.
100% Spanna Nebbiolo
Vinification takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with subsequent aging in 10-30 hectoliter barrels for 36 months.
The wine has an intense garnet red color in the glass. The nose has notes of red fruit such as cherry and blueberries, floral such as violet, balsamic notes and spices: the main ones include black pepper, tobacco, vanilla, sandalwood, bitter chocolate and licorice. On the palate it is full, straightforward, harmonious and with a long and complex finish, with a balsamic and licorice base. Well balanced tannins. There is also a certain minerality typical of the Spanna variety.
It goes perfectly with red meat or game dishes, grilled or stewed and also with medium-aged cheeses.