The historic winery of Giacomo Conterno is situated in the Piedmont hills in the province of Cuneo. Its origins date way back to 1900 and nearly as long ago, in 1934 it produced Barolo Monfortino for the first time.
Barolo Monfortino: an excellent red wine from Giacomo Conterno cellars
Today Roberto Conterno runs the family business, continuing the story of the winery with the same commitment and passion that guided it more than a century ago. This involves careful pruning, elimination of the excess bunches and defoliation that allows the sun and air to filter through properly to the grapes, enabling them to ripen evenly. These traditional stratagems might even be called simple, with their respect for the pace and the whims of nature but, decade after decade, they have made this winery a symbol of Italian excellence around the world. These stratagems leave the wine's traditional fragrances and flavours undistorted. This can only be achieved with a perfect balance between the terroir and the manual activity. Not by chance do Giacomo Conterno wines represent and transmit in a glass the guiding values that have made it the name it is today: respect, love and comprehension for the vine, the land and tradition.
Monfortino Conterno: exceptional bottles of historic vintages
Barolo Monfortino, with its intense and enveloping aromas, just like the particularly elegant bouquet, represents only one of the excellences of this winery. Monfortino Conterno, in fact, is accompanied by other exceptional bottles, which have gone down in the history of enology for their harmonious and balanced structure.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Barolo Monfortino - as far as table combinations are concerned - goes perfectly with meat-based dishes, especially with braised meats, as well as with truffle dishes. However, these are so refined red wines that they don't have to be tasted exclusively with a menu, but can also be enjoyed on their own, in all their essence. For anyone wishing to taste Monfortino wine, Enoteca Properzio has collected a selection of historic vintages, collectible and investment bottles perfect to open for an important occasion.
Giacomo Conterno is the demonstration of how the best wines are nothing more than the result of tradition and innovation, but also of passion and professionalism. Precisely these characteristics have ensured that a similar winery has created masterpieces of extreme quality. Each glass of Barolo wine contains unmistakable bouquets and hints so delicious that they are always very pleasant. From the scent to the flavor, from the color to the tannins, there is not a detail that is not noteworthy.