Barolo "Francia," Giacomo Conterno

Barolo "Francia," Giacomo Conterno - 2011

Item # 14431 1.5L
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Serralunga d`Alba
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Giacomo Conterno's wines are considered amongst the best in Barolo. The estate uses extremely traditional methods: long maceration on the skins to extract tannins, and aging in old oak barrels. The wines require time in the bottle to show their best.

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The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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