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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • Barbera

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

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Grignolino

    Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red win...

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Giacomo Conterno on Snooth

  • VV, I'm a cheapskate, so I don't think of $30 as inexpensive... except when it comes to Barolo and some of the better Barbaresco.  That was a LastBottle offering.  I think farther up the thread, I mentioned another one of their offerings for 2011 Cascina Luisin Barbaresco Rabaja. My other source for Barolo deals has been They have sold... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on Napa reds when you can get these bottles, aged for you already, at these prices?2) you can put together your own Produttori del Barbaresco verticals that'd knock the socks off the Valkyrie serving wenches pouring at the tables in Valhalla.  Barbaresco from the Big Cel... Read More

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  • As usual, Chambers Street offers up some very interesting bottles at very good ... confusion: this is another Giacomo Conterno, NOT the producer of Cascina Francia and Monfortino. Now called Paolo Conterno (which is helpful), we have never tasted this wine. Please give us a report! Jamie Wolff  |  4 in stock  |  $99.99 Conterno, Giacomo 1988 B... Read More

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... ... Pre-Phylloxera Barbera or Giacomo 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 w... Read More

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  • Don't apologize, we live for those posts, GregT.Emark will remember, I ... ... top wooden fermenters?  Giacomo Conterno's wines are made in open top wooden  fermenters, but they are also more delicate than B. Mascarello. You also hear a lot about punching down (the job the roto replaces) vs. pumping over to keep the cap wet.  I've been looking... Read More

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  • I'm kind of glad this one came back to life as I was checking in for the ... the ... going on.  At Giacomo Conterno, a strictly traditionalist house, some of the young wines had really noticeable vanilla and cinnamon flavors you might associate with oak, but Roberto insisted that nebbiolo can have those in its organoleptic profile.  Who am I ... Read More

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  • Sorry guys.  I've been doing side-jobs after work to help off-set the ... complete.I received a 2011 Giacomo Conterno Cerretta Barbera d'Alba JD, thanks a bunch man!  (yes, I'm THAT confident).  Awesome choice!It seems that everyone went beyond the minimum.  Hopefully the laggers will catch up tomorrow.Thanks OT.  It's been fun and it's not ov... Read More

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  • Names have been drawn at random and PM's have been sent to everyone. You have 2 weeks to get the wine shipped. Everyone should have their package in hand by no later than. November 28th.if you are new at this and need some tips just PM Secret Santa and I will do my best to answer all your questions.Wines are being shipped and received.Participan... Read More

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  • I got so excited about dolcetto this year, see my report on The Return of ... ... ever tasted. Stunning.2012 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia $55Tight floral notes that are a little peppery greet the nose along with some soil spice notes violets and a bit of beefiness. Black plum and juniper pop on entry where this is bright, wi... Read More

    From the article Barbera is Taking on Airs

  • Giacomo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cerretta 2012


    Dark, spicy and soil driven on the nose with a hint of sweet vanilla candy framing rich dark fruit. Delivering lots of fruit on the attack, this fills the mouth with big plum fruit and shows a hint of black currant jam. Texturally this is quite round, with some tannins contributing to a feel that is a bit chewy and chunky. The acids kick in on t... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

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