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Varietals Produced in Francia View all

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

  • Pinot Nero

    Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... Conterno's Cascina Francia Barbera, it reminded me quite a bit of another good, rich Barbera that I bought in Stresa a couple years back on vacation.We moved on to Aglianico.  Turned out Sandy had done quite a bit of research into this and even wrote a nice article on the history of A... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Amador County 101

  • Eric Guido noted that the Cerreta was bolder than the Cascina Francia, so maybe you would like it better?  I'm trying to get to Greg's for a visit this July.  I'll let you know.  You should pop down again!  :) Read More

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  • Was wondering when the day would come DV, glad you enjoyed. For me that's a ... bottle of the 2012, Cascina Francia if possible, for that next special occasio Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...

  • "Complexity is generally used to characterize something with many ... many ... Barolo, Cascina Francia (9 bs)$3000-45003191999 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino (3 mags)$2200-32003211999 Barolo, Cascina Francia (12 bs)$1900-28003222000 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino (4 mags)$2600-38003232001 Barolo, Cascina Francia (12 bs)$1500-22009151996 Barolo Riserv... Read More

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  • Sounds like fun Fox...too bad about the Barbaresco (maybe a little Nebbiolo ... try of that Conterno Cascina Francia, too. Fun, cost effective experimentin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian Wine Dinner

  • Holy crap!  I checked this out here and the 2010 is $100.  Geeze...I ... ... and G. Conterno Cascina Francia Barolo 200 Read More

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  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 1989


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    Wine review by mark

  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 1989


    This is on another level with profound aromas of hot iron, hints of cinnamon, rosehips, rose petals and powdered rocks all embedded in this tight, sinewy core of powerful, dark strawberry laced fruit. On the palate this is just perfectly balanced. Everything is here. The core of fruit is powerful and dark, yet recalls strawberries and raspberry ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Conterno Giacomo Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia Premier 2010


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    Wine review by Tbandcwfjourney

  • Conterno Giacomo Barbera Cascina Francia 2009


    A bit of wild mint and diesel shows up early on the nose along with some macerated huckleberry fruit. In the mouth this is tight, powerful and smooth, with acidity that is perhaps a touch low. Building slowly on the palate, this shows lots of chewy fruit skin tannins in a very young and unformed stage of its evolution. Theres real lightness and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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