Diego Conterno Vini


Stefano Conterno

Diego Conterno has been making wine on his own in Monforte d’Alba since 2003. His estate comprises 7.5 hectares, 2 of which make up the ‘grand cru’ site Ginestra. He was joined in 2010 by his son Stefano, and that year they bottled the Ginestra separately for the first time. In 2014 they converted to organic viticulture and added a new wing to their winery. The winemaking here is very traditional: static fermenters and ever larger barrels (botte grande) for maturation.

Monforte is known for wines of depth, structure and length – we all know what that can mean – but the painstaking care in the vineyard and gentle winemaking bring out the elegance of the terroir.



wines Diego Conterno (4 wines)
 


The wines

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Red

Case size
Diego Conterno Vini

2016 NEBBIOLO D'ALBA 'Baluma' (COND22216A)
Baluma translates as 'let's dance'. You can see what they're going for: there is pretty fresh cherry fruit with notes of spice and balsam oil, balanced by ripe rounded tannins and a lively finish.
6 BOTTS £72.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £17.00
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2014 BAROLO MONFORTE D'ALBA (COND30214A)
The sort of fine, linear wine you expect from Monforte. The wine is poised, with delicate cool crunchy red fruit, a racy pure minerality, elegant tannins and a long juicy fruit-driven finish. It is best cellared for a while.
6 BOTTS £144.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £31.40
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2014 BAROLO GINESTRA (COND34214A)
Ginestra is a huge vineyard of over 100 hectares, but the Conternos have some of the best bits, comprising poorer grey soils where grapes ripen later than in the rest of the commune. This is another transparent, linear wine, perfumed and fresh, with much more depth and texture than the regular Barolo. The red fruit is cool and crunchy, with notes of smoke and rose petals, and there is a clear mineral spine, very smooth elegant tannins and a long fruity finish.
6 BOTTS £186.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £39.80
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White

2017 LANGHE NASCETTA (COND06217A)
Nascetta is a local white variety almost extinct by the mid-nineties, but now undergoing something of a rebirth, with widespread planting. Tasting this it's easy to see why: the wine is vibrant and fresh, with chalky lime, peach, pineapple and lemon notes, has a clear mineral seam and lifts to a juicy citrus finish.
6 BOTTS £57.00
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Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £14.00
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