2011 Barolo, Vigna Mosconi from Conterno Fantino

£65.00

Our first choice for Vincarta: a rich, heady and modern-style Barolo from one of the region’s finest producers. Wine Spectator gave it 94/100.

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About Conterno Fantino

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 utterly respectful of the region’s wine-growing heritage.

Why we love this wine

When we visited Conterno Fantino in 2016, we discovered that this outstanding wine is grown on a one-hectare south-facing slope and they only produce around 6,000 bottles a year. This supple, elegant Barolo has pronounced acidity, tannin and body. There are well-defined aromas and flavours of liquorice, black fruit and hints of rose, tar, violets, cinnamon and cloves.

Why you’ll love this wine

This is a perfect gift for the wine buff in your life and the perfect addition to your own cellar. You can drink it today but it will certainly benefit from ageing and should continue to develop for another decade or more. Barolos are quite complex and savoury, so rich, meaty dishes are the perfect food pairing or try it with pasta and a rich source.

What the critics say

  • 95/100 James Suckling ‘A gorgeous red with pure fruit, flowers and almonds. Full body, firm tannins and a silky and delicious finish. Very fine.’
  • 94/100 Wine Spectator ‘Lovely, complex nose of sweet cherry, eucalyptus, menthol, licorice and tar’
  • 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson ‘Complex, fairly intense nose already. … Pretty confident and impressive’

Find out more about Conterno Fantino and Barolo

Read more about our visit to Conterno Fantino and more about winemaking in Piedmont and Barolo.

Additional information

Colour

Red

Grape

100% Nebbiolo

Alcohol

14.5%

Region

Piedmont, Italy

Producer

Conterno Fantino

Production

The grapes used to produce Barolo go through a 8-15 days maceration on skins and fermentation is stainless still fermenters. They age the wine for 24 months in French oak barrels and then for another 12 months in the bottle before releasing it to the market.

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