Marks and reviews
Founded in 1982 by winemaker, Claudio Conterno, and the oenologist, Guido Fantino, Conterno Fantino is an must-know reference among the finest Piedmont wines. Located in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba, the family estate cares for a vineyard that extends over 27 hectares of vines, certified in organic farming. Producing fine wines while constantly seeking to manage the vineyard with the utmost respect for the environment, Conterno Fantino's wines are the pure and refined expression of illustrious Barolo terroirs.
Conterno Fantino's 2018 Barolo Mosconi "Vigna Ped" is made from the Mosconi cru, located between 360 and 380 metres above sea level in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba. These south-facing vines, planted partly in 1960 and partly in 1999, rest on a soil composed of silt, clay and sand.
The rainy spring season preceded a hot summer and a mild autumn which ensured the gradual and optimal ripening of the grapes. Stemming from a vineyard in an exceptionally healthy condition, the grapes harvested lead to high quality wines that combine power, elegance and fine tannins.
The vinification and ageing
The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand during the middle of October. Maceration in horizontal stainless steel tanks for 12 to 15 days. Fermentation with wild yeast. Aged for 20 to 24 months in French oak barrels.
This 2018 Barolo Mosconi "Vigna Ped" by Conterno Fantino is a 100% Nebbiolo.
Complex and rich, this bright ruby-coloured wine from Piedmont seduces with its tannic structure, balance and beautiful acidity. The finish is persistent, intense and deep.