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    213
  • Producer ranking ?

    25
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

Monfortino is the very first Barolo made in what has come to be known as the classic style. Earlier Barolos were generally sold in either cask or demijohn, and meant for early drinking. Giacomo decided to create a Barolo with great aging potential. His first wine wine was a 120 Barolo Riserva, and he soon adopted the name Monfortino in honor of his home village Montorte d'Alba.
In 1959 Giovanni Conterno began making the wine at his family domaine, taking over from his father Giacomo. The legendary Barolos he made in 1964, 1971, 1978, 1985 and 1990 have left their mark in Italian wine history.
 

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This is a wine to run away with, seductive and appealing. This is a wine with pervading sweetness, softening tannic contours, lovely layers of fruit. Black fruit and licorice abound on the nose. They continue through the palate and the lushness of the fruit gets increasingly expressive at and just past the mid palate. You again have sweet and suave notes, everything is nicely integrated with a spine of lively acidity. This is a perfumed, more gently structured wine, with impressive mineral laced freshness. It finishes with now more buxom fanfare, no longer the more decorous prig it was in its early years. 93 Points+

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Bright deepish ruby, very complex and elegant, roses, tar, truffles, fresh soil, leaves, well hung game, red berries and cherries. Great and fresh acidity, high and ripe tannins, very complex, great transparency, but also intense, very elegant and balanced. Layers upon layers of flavours. Long finish. 94

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Ornati, Piedmont

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