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Conterno Fantino

Conterno Fantino
Website : www.conternofantino.it

Conterno Fantino stands at the summit of 21st century Barolo, both literally and figuratively. From its stunning winery atop the Monforte d’Alba hill, this alliance of the Fantino and Conterno families produces a range of wines that are both unmistakably modern in approach, and also utterly respectful of the region’s wine-growing heritage.

Established by Guido Fantino and brothers Diego and Claudio Conterno, the business now also includes Guido’s son, Fabio, ensuring the involvement of a second generation in a winery that has already accumulated a sizeable heritage. That heritage is centred on vineyards that balance the need for Nebbiolo with plantings of Barbera, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The 23 hectares have developed from Ginestra, one of the oldest named vineyards in this part of the world.

The use of short maceration and French barriques places Conterno Fantino in the vanguard of Barolo modernism, with power and backbone to support the trademark texture, elegance and freshness. Meanwhile, Monprà’s blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and a pinch of Cabernet Sauvignon takes Langhe Rosso to new levels.

Other wines by this producer

  1. 2009 Barolo DOCG, Sori Ginestra, Conterno Fantino

    A complex wine with classic aromas of melting tar and violets, lots of figs and rich notes of chamois leather. Pretty complex, of medium weight and with a very fine finish.

  2. 2011 Monprà Nebbiolo/Barbera Langhe Rosso DOC, Conterno Fantino

    Its deep colour is a reminder of the limited yields of the estate, while the richness of the well defined and elegant aromas tell of a perfect microclimate. All the density and extreme warmth on the palate have been perfectly assimilated by the oak and the finish is almost glossy and endless.

  3. 2012 Langhe Chardonnay  Bastia, Conterno Fantino

    Delicate nose with fragrant hints of banana, butter, honey and yellow flowers, well-knit by unobtrusive wood. Soft, savoury and nicely crisp on the mouth.

  4. 2010 Barolo, Vigna Mosconi DOCG, Conterno Fantino

    A deep garnet ruby red, with a powerful, lingering nose conjuring up fruits of the forest and dog-roses. A dry taste, backed with body.

  5. 2012 Monprà Nebbiolo/Barbera Langhe Rosso DOC, Conterno Fantino

    Its deep colour is a reminder of the limited yields of the estate, while the richness of the well defined and elegant aromas tell of a perfect microclimate. All the density and extreme warmth on the palate have been perfectly assimilated by the oak and the finish is almost glossy and endless.

  6. 2013 Barbera d'Alba DOC, Vignota, Conterno Fantino

    A wine ruby red in appearance with cherry reflections. Elegantly scented with pleasant notes of cherry and sour cherry. Very rich extractions on the palate, persistent but simultaneously soft.

  7. 2013 Ginestrino Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC, Conterno Fantino

    Very Lively ruby colour with garnet reflections; persistent and appealing bouquet with rose and peach notes. Soft and rounded on the palate with good structure and mature tannin.

  8. 2012 Monprà Nebbiolo/Barbera Langhe Rosso DOC, Conterno Fantino

    Its deep colour is a reminder of the limited yields of the estate, while the richness of the well defined and elegant aromas tell of a perfect microclimate. All the density and extreme warmth on the palate have been perfectly assimilated by the oak and the finish is almost glossy and endless.

  9. 2011 Barolo Vigna del Gris DOCG, Conterno Fantino

    A behemoth of a nose, concentrated, complex and commanding. The palate is full and structured but surprisingly well rounded with black fruit, liquorice and mocha flavours, hints of rose petal and a defiant finish.

  10. 2014 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, Bricco Bastia, Conterno Fantino

    Mouthwatering acid structure and agreeably soft in texture. Displays lovely cherry, berry and floral flavours, with an earthy, barnyard note. Ready to drink.

  11. 2013 Langhe Chardonnay  Bastia, Conterno Fantino

    Delicate nose with fragrant hints of banana, butter, honey and yellow flowers, well-knit by unobtrusive wood. Soft, savoury and nicely crisp on the mouth.

  12. 2011 Barolo DOCG, Sori Ginestra, Conterno Fantino

    A complex wine with classic aromas of melting tar and violets, lots of figs and rich notes of chamois leather. Pretty complex, of medium weight and with a very fine finish.

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