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1967 Giacomo Conterno Barolo

ITALY / PIEDMONT / MONFORTE
  • 95 WA
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo
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SKU: 431523-1967

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$495.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Fully mature for the past decade, the 1967 Barolo Monfortino is one of Conterno's great successes. For some reason, this wine has long been ignored when top-notch Monfortinos are discussed by wine lovers/aficionados. The 1967 reveals a mature, ruby/garnet color with considerable amber. The smoky, earthy bouquet offers up copious quantities of sweet tea and dried fruit aromas. There is a sweet, succulent, rich, fleshy mouth-feel with just enough acidity and tannin to provide delineation. Owners should not push their luck by holding this wine longer as it needs to be consumed.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines, made from the extremely age-worthy Nebbiolo variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons. 

    Nebbiolo is the king of Piedmont, and usually the only grape in the Barolo and Barbaresco wines of this Italian region. A continental climate brings long summers and a substantial amount of rainfall, allowing for extended time on the vine and optimal ripeness. As a result, Nebbiolo is high in both acid and tannin, bringing a beautiful balance to these wines and making them suitable for long-term ageing. The typical flavors of Nebbiolo include red currant, strawberry, roses, leather, and anise.

    In Barolo, with its high altitude, Nebbiolo develops perfumed aromas of sour cherries, herbs, and dried flowers. Barolo DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of three years with at least 18 months in oak before release. Further ageing in bottle adds complex aromas of truffle, tar, and leather. Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is less perfumed and must be aged for a minimum of two years with at least nine months in oak before release.  Some of the best examples of this variety come from Bruno Giacosa, Gaja, Giacomo Conterno, and Roberto Voerzio.

    The delicate aromas, bold tannin, and high acid of Nebbiolo pair best with foods high in butter, fat and olive oil. Classic examples include truffles, prosciutto, boar ragu, pork loin, and a range of cheeses, but it is also a great match for Asian cuisine.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 19 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors