Antique Giacomo Conterno Barolo Chinato

Antique Giacomo Conterno Barolo Chinato

Item # 36248 1L
$299.96/ Single Bottle
ABV
16.50%
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Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

Tasting Notes

This is one of the great addresses not only in Piedmont, but the entire world of wine. The Baroli are well known and highly sought after but the Chinato produced here is typically kept for private family consumption and rarely comes up for offer. Collected from a private cellar near Alba, we estimate this bottle to date from the early 1970s.


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About the Producer

Piedmont, Italy One of the greatest names in all of Piemonte, Cantine Giacomo Conterno was formed in 1908 when Giacomo’s father, Giovanni Conterno started a wine bar in the village of San Giuseppe. Giovanni made Barolo from purchased grapes and sold whatever was not needed at the tavern in barrel at this time, as was the custom throughout the region in the early twentieth century. Their flagship...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

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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