2003 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

September 16, 2014

Name:Barolo Cascina Francia
Vintage:2003
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo
Producer:Giacomo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

Should not be bothered for another 5 years at the least, especially considering it is virtually a semi-Monfortino. It showed deep pedigree and hit the all the right notes, but just off key and lacking the harmony which is clearly locked in there somewhere.

2010 Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia Barbera d’Alba

September 16, 2014

Name:Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba
Vintage:2010
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Barbera
Producer:Giacomo Conterno
Region:Italy / Alba
Alcohol:n/a

Product of the 3 ha (1 ha of which is Barbera) in Cerretta Cru Roberto Conterno purchased in 2008 (only second acquisition, after Cascina Francia in ’74, in the house’s history).  Still young and lively with loads of chocolaty dark berries, but smooth, elegant and boasting signs of depth already.  It’s difficult to hide the pedigree.  Not that a traditionalist house like Conterno would want to.