Franco Conterno - Barolo Pietrin 2012 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
In the heart of the Langhe, in the hamlet of Bussia di Monforte d'Alba, is Cascina Sciulun, a typical historic farmhouse, constructed according to Piedmont architectural traditions. Built in the mid-nineteenth century and extended in the 1940s, the house has always belonged to the Conterno family.
The Azienda Agricola Franco Conterno has deep roots, and has been a part of the family for many decades. It was nonno Pietro who allocated 18 hectares of land to Nebbiolo vineyards, initially to sell to other wineries for vinification, later destined for the creation of prestigious wines.
The business passed to his son Giacomo, and then to his grandson Franco, who took the helm of the winery in 1995 with his wife Vilma, bringing his own name and identity to the farm.
In recent years, Franco's two sons Daniele and Andrea joined the company, following in the footsteps of their grandfather, bringing fresh insight and innovation to the winery and vineyards, continuing the family business with passion and dedication.
Cascina Sciulun now includes a farmhouse where you can come and stay, for a relaxing visit immersed in the peace and tranquility of the green hills of the Langhe.
The Azienda Agricola Franco Conterno comprises 18 hectares of vineyards, located in the territories of Monforte d'Alba, Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Novello and Madonna di Como.
The labels bear the names of the most prestigious vineyards: Bussia and Panerole. The hectares of land are dedicated to the cultivation of Lampia and Michet Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Merlot, Freisa and Chardonnay.
As always, our growing techniques are specially chosen to bring together respect for the environment and agricultural work, as required by the Regional Rural Development Plan to which Franco Conterno first subscribed in 1996. All this is possible thanks to the extraordinary nature of the soil, made up of sand, silt and clay. The elevation above sea level ranges from 250 to 400 metres.
The soil, the extraordinary microclimate, and the excellent south/south-west exposure allow for the creation of wines with unique and valuable characteristics.
From 2015, Franco Conterno has been a certified organic farm, dedicated to a production philosophy based on natural vineyard cultivation and a completely wholesome vinification process.
The vines are grown without the aid of synthetic chemicals (herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, pesticides in general) and genetically modified organisms, while in the cellar, vinification is carried out using exclusively oenological products and processes that are approved under European Regulation 203/2012. This philosophy allows all the flavours, scents, and character of the Langhe a land cultivated with passion and wisdom to appear in our wines, echoing the voice of nature.
|Ageing and Fining||24 months in Slavonian oak casks, with maturation in the bottle 12 months|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Intense vibrant red|
|Aroma||Warm and rich with the elegance of Nebbiolo, scents of ripe red fruits and well balanced wood|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Round, distinct, great softness, but with a long, fine finish|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Nebbiolo Michet e Lampia|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Stew|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|