Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy Vineyard: Cerretta Grape(s): Nebbiolo Winemaker: Roberto Conterno Drinks Best: Now - 25 Years
Few names in Italian wine culture can be mentioned in the same breath as Giacomo Conterno. Gaja, Bruno Giacosa, Biondi Santi; it’s an elite list of producers that can contend for the title of ‘best wine in Italy.’ The Conterno estate, now in the skilled hands of third-generation winemaker Roberto Conterno, gets our vote for the top spot and is well-known for their limited production, highly allocated Barolo’s. Although ready to drink now with a decant, this wine’s structured tannins and vibrant acidity will allow for decades of aging to come.Aromas of tobacco and rose petals are anchored by ripe red fruit, forest floor, and a quintessential Italian earthiness.
Pairings: Open this large format bottle on a special occasion with friends and family, or lay it down in your cellar - this wine will only get better with age!
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