Conterno Fantino – Barbera d’Alba Vignota
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Conterno Fantino - Barbera d'Alba Vignota

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Established in 1982 by Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno, the winery is scenically set overlooking the most ancient part of the medieval village of Monforte d’Alba, with a sweeping view of the majestic Southern Alps. Becoming quickly a cult classic, Conterno Fantino is one of the top producers of the region. The new generation has now taken over the 27 hectare organically farmed estate. The philosophy is still based on a modern approach promoting respect for the environment (biodynamic principles for vineyard management, solar panels and geothermal systems in the cellars), and ambitious wine making: manual harvest in small crates, spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeast, French oak barrels for ageing, and minimal use of sulfites. The resulting wines are enticing, dense, deep, and elegant, amongst the most refined in Piedmont.

Organic / biodynamic. Blend of Barbera grown in Ginestra, Bussia Sottana, Mosconi, Pajana and Ornati. Hand harvested. Indigenous yeasts. Ten day fermentation/maceration in horizontal rotating stainless steel fermenters. Aged for 7 months in French oak barrels, plus an additional 4 months in the bottle before release.

Plush, juicy and inviting, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and new leather build in this racy, dense full bodied wine. The acidity is supportive and makes it a great wine with food.

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Country Italy
Sub-Category: Barolo/Barbaresco
Market BC,AB,BC Liquor store
Product Category: Red wine
Producer: Conterno Fantino
SKU BC: 455780
SKU Alberta: 846696 (2019 vint.)
Case format: 12 bottles
Volume: 750ml
Accolades: 93 WA

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