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2005 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

ITALY / PIEDMONT / SERRALUNGA
  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 43702-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good medium red. Pungent red fruits, licorice and fresh herbs on the nose. A juicy, precise midweight with a piquant berry and spice character but currently showing limited sweetness and personality. Finishes with dusty, slightly drying tannins and very good length. Conterno admitted to picking his 2005 nebbiolo after the prolonged rainy period in early October, but insisted that he was happy it rained. There will also be a 2005 Monfortino.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The recently-bottled 2005 Barolo Cascina Francia is, as expected, somewhat closed down at this stage from an aromatic perspective. That said, it is impossible to ignore the wine's richness and depth, both of which are impressive. With time in the glass hints of sweet roses, cherries, spices and tar emerge, all framed by impeccably silky tannins. As always, readers should taste this wine as soon as possible, as it will almost certainly head for a slumber during which it will be impossible to evaluate with any accuracy. Today, this mid-weight, graceful Barolo Cascina Francia looks to be accessible relatively early, which means around age 10-12 give or take. It is another superb Barolo from Giacomo Conterno.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Wonderful aromas of plum and sultana, with hints of wood. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, plenty of ripe fruit and a citrus undertone that turns to a mahogany and light chocolate undertone. Complex and tight.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Cantine Giacomo Conterno wines are among some of the finest Barolo produced in all of Piedmont. Made by tradionalist methods, his winemaking began sometime around 1908 - with family viticulture roots dating back to the 18th century.

    Giacomo Conterno's two sons, Giovanni and Aldo Conterno, formally took over the estate in 1961. With the older Giovanni Conterno already responsible for winemaking since the 1959 vintage, Aldo Conterno eventually parted ways over conflicting winemaking philosophies with his brother, and he then founded his own estate: Poderi Aldo Conterno in 1969. Both wineries share the view that the "modernist" approach (using small oak barrels and shorter maceration times) undermines the inherent fruit of the Nebbiolo by adding too much vanilla flavor to the wine. Roberto Conterno, became the 4th generation to man the helm in 2003, and has continued the traditions, while expanding the estate's holdings to include 3 hectares of Ceretta vines.

    Today, Conterno's Monfortino Riserva (their Grand Cru) is only produced in exceptional years - at times when the full expression of the Nebbiolo grape can be seen in the wines. A lot like the wines of Giacosa and Gaja, Conterno wines are deserving of a place in any cellar for their age-ability both as an investment or eventual drinking pleasure.

    *Pictured (left) - 'The Arione Single Vineyard purchased by Cantina Giacomo Conterno'

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 305 bottles owned
    • 49 collectors