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Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva 2002 1.5L
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva 2002 1.5L


 
Price: $3,099.00
ID: 12924
Vintage 2002
Producer: Conterno, Giacomo
Varietal(s): Nebbiolo
Color: Red

Availability: PRE-ORDER
Product Code: RD5992
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Description Sub Region Producer Notes
 
The ’02 Barolo Monfortino is dizzyingly complex; unfolding in kaleidoscopic layers, this bottle offers ripe red and black fruit, dried rose petals and violets, spices and licorice, underbrush, warm saddle leather, cigar wrapper, smoke, and tar. Silky and textured, this Barolo wraps the palate in gripping, fine-grained tannins, and its concentrated, intense body builds to a long, lasting finish. Hail-damaged and chilly, 2002 was a difficult vintage in Piemonte, and while other winemakers struggled to make a passable wine, Conterno’s vineyards emerged unscathed. During the media frenzy following the negative reports, Roberto Conterno did the unthinkable and announced that he would bottle his entire harvest as Monfortino! The estate's rigorous green harvesting and individual grape selection, as well as a late October harvest, produced a monumental Monfortino that the late, great Giovanni Conterno compared to the legendary 1971 and that his son Roberto compares to the iconic 1978. While still very young, this ’02 is surprisingly enjoyable now, but it will age for upwards of fifty years.
Additional Info
  • Color: Red
  • Style: Still
  • Type: Dry
  • Variety/Blend: Nebbiolo
  • Breakdown of Varieties: Nebbiolo


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