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’
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