Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008 GIACOMO CONTERNO GRANDI BOTTIGLIE
  • Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008 GIACOMO CONTERNO GRANDI BOTTIGLIE

Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008

Monfortino is the most important Barolo of the Langhe, probably the best fine red wine in Italy and certainly one of the first in the world. It is produced by the Cantina Giacomo Conterno only in the best vintages, with a selection of grapes from the historic cru France. It is vinified in wood and aged for more than six years in large barrels.

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Type of article Wines Bottles
Type RED
Weight 1,6
Bottle size 0,75
Vintage 2008
Region or area Piemonte
Score 0
Drinkability 0
FINE YES
Natural NO
Vintage wine NO
Gradazione Alcolica 15
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Barolo Monfortino 2008 Giacomo Conterno

The Barolo Monfortino Giacomo Conterno is a true legend on the Italian wine scene and beyond, it is a bottle in demand all over the world, absolutely capable of standing up to the great French reds of Burgundy or Bordeaux. It is an extremely long-lived wine, able to challenge the years and be enjoyed even after decades.

It was produced for the first time in 1924 as "Barolo Extra" from Giacomo Conterno's idea to produce an important wine with a long aging that would be produced only in the most promising vintages, the name Monfortino comes from the town where the winery is located, Monforte d'Alba, the same place where the grapes came from to produce it. Since 1978 it has been produced only with the best grapes from the Vigna Francia di Serralunga d'Alba, the same cru from which Barolo Francia and Barbera Francia are made.

Barolo Monfortino Conterno is produced only in the best vintages, a few days before the harvest Roberto Conterno meets with his collaborators in the Cascina Francia vineyard and selects the best plots of the vintage, whose grapes, about a third of the vineyard, will be harvested separately and vinified separately. The first fermentation takes place in 61 hectolitre oak vats, with long maceration even with the cap submerged, as per tradition. Subsequently the liquid is moved into large wooden barrels, mainly of Austrian origin, where after malolactic fermentation, it refines for about six years before bottling.

The Barolo Monfortino Riserva has a bright and clear garnet colour, the nose is absolutely territorial: dog rose, violet, cherry, undergrowth and a myriad of other notes perfectly integrated with each other, in the glass we find the real Langa. The taste is mystical, it conquers your palate with power and refinement, the persistence is very long, a wine that never ends.

Barolo Monfortino is certainly one of those wines that you have to try at least once in your life. Immense and immortal.

before bottling.

DENOMINATION: Barolo DOCG

REGION: Piedmont (Italy)

GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo

VINIFICATION: first fermentation takes place in 61 hectolitre oak vats, with long macerations also with submerged cap. Once described, the liquid is moved to large wooden barrels, after malolactic fermentation, it ages for about six years before bottling.