Founded in 1982, Conterno Fantino testifies to the talent and vision of viticulturist Claudio Conterno and his partner, oenologist Guido Fantino. These great wines start in exceptional vineyard sites in Monforte d’Alba and are lovingly nurtured in their state of the art winery at Bricco Bastia. This location is scenically set, overlooking the most ancient part of Monforte with a sweeping view of the majestic Alps. Conterno Fantino’s historical nucleus is Ginestra, one of Monforte’s historical crus documented as far back as the 1800’s.
More recent purchases include a fantastic selection of vines in Parussi, a cru in the Castiglione Falletto, producing a soft and elegant wine from the slightly more calcerous soils, and of course Monpra, a blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera with a dash of Cabernet still blazes a trail in the Langhe Rosso class.
With the goal of further reducing our environmental impact, the 2008 winery expansion utilized various technical improvements.
The Conterno Fantino winery styles its wines with the primary goal of reflecting their own identity: from painstaking manual selection of fruit to harvest by hand using small crates; from preserving the aromas of the vineyard with spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeasts (no commercial yeast is used here); from the careful use of wood for the ageing of the wines to the minimal use of sulfites, right up to the bottle ageing.
This seemingly complex path is the most natural for us.
Our wine is the offspring of the land in which the wines are cultivated, and once in the winery must be brought up, step by step, as if it were a member of the family.
Our wine is one of us.
(Photo credits www.lacavedescontrebandiers.fr)
Wines Conterno Fantino
|Wine Barolo Docg Mosconi||Region Piedmont||Vintage 2012||Unit 0.75lt||Price/unit 52.00€|
|Tipe Red WA - WS 90 Avail 12||INFO BUY|
|Wine Barolo Docg Sori Ginestra||Region Piedmont||Vintage 2012||Unit 0.75lt||Price/unit 59.00€|
|Tipe Red WA - WS 90 Avail 1||INFO BUY|