• "Prinsìpi" Bianco Langhe DOC 2019

      “Prinsìpi” Bianco Langhe DOC 2019

      Prinsipi from the small vineyard of the same name was once developed by son Fabio as a 100% Chardonnay and "little brother" of Bastia, but now 10% Manzoni Bianco is added, giving it more freshness and lightness. What also distinguishes it from the famous Chardonnay is the ageing in stainless steel. Fresh, crisp and very drinkable, this white wine cuts a fine figure, not only solo. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Manzoni Bianco
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05440119 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Bricco Bastia" Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2019

      “Bricco Bastia” Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2019

      Strong ruby violet. In the fragrance creme de cassis, smoke, lavender and cloves. Firm on the palate, the typical Dolcetto acidity and a delicately bitter vein accompany this immensely deep and powerful Dolcetto to the fresh, fruity and impressive final. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:91+ points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05442119 · 0,75 l · 15,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,90 €
    • "Bastia" Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2018

      “Bastia” Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2018

      The grapes for this exotic, barrique-aged noble chardonnay come from the Bricco Bastia and Ginestra sites and the result is a bright, racy white in minimal quantity. Full, yellow fruity bouquet, round on the palate and at the same time very fresh, very firm and dry, the natural acidity harmoniously accompanies a complex, vital finish. With a little more bottle maturity he should gain further weight. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05440218 · 0,75 l · 34,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "Monpra" Rosso Langhe DOC 2017

      “Monpra” Rosso Langhe DOC 2017

      Classic Rosso from the Langhe, made from 50% each of Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes from the Ginestra and Bussia districts. Inviting, exuberant Barbera bouquet of raspberry jam, dark fruit, leather, tar and tobacco. In the drink then deep, chubby and very inviting, drinkable and opulent. Also very accessible at a young age. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2016 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Barbera, 50% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months french oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05442417 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      28,90 €
    • Barolo Castelletto "Vigna Pressenda" DOCG 2016

      Barolo Castelletto “Vigna Pressenda” DOCG 2016

      The sandy soils north of Monforte d'Alba give this Barolo its extraordinary strength and structure. The bouquet is very open and appealing, with notes of dark cherries and raspberries, as well as notes of mint, rose petals and sage. Then on the palate very lively and expressive, with deep beauty, seamlessly contoured, with spectacular resonance. A fabulous wine from a very good vintage, classic and exotic at the same time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This shows density and polish with lots of chewy tannins, which are medium-grained and give the wine form. Pretty ripe fruit in the center palate. Needs two or three years to come together." James Suckling

      "Sweet, ripe plum and black cherry fruit marks this mouthfilling red. Late summer pastures, mint and licorice accents chime in, and this shows plenty of grip on the compact finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda is bright, punchy and super expressive, with striking floral and mineral top notes that lend energy and brilliance to this mid-weight Barolo. The purity of the flavors is just striking. Medium in body, gracious and nuanced, the Castelletto has so much to offer. This is a super-classic wine that shows significant tension and austerity; I would give it a few years to soften." Vinous

      "The Conterno Fantino 2016 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda (with 6,500 bottles produced) draws its fruit from a 1.2-hectare site in Monforte d'Alba with silty soils mixed with sand and clay. It opens to bright cherry and dried raspberry that set the tone for the abundant primary fruit that defines the bouquet. Those red berry flavors cede to cola, spice, mint and rosemary essence. There is an almost exotic quality here spurred forward by pressed blue flower and church incense. However, the big takeaway here is the sheer energy and resonance of this classic Barolo." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:94+ points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months french oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,16 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 77 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05442716 · 0,75 l · 85,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      63,90 €
    About the winemakersConterno FantinoPiedmont
    Conterno Fantino

    The fact that the Barolo area, and indeed the whole of Piedmont, has become an important meeting place for gourmets and wine connoisseurs is due in part to the Conterno Fantino winery. Claudio Conterno and Guido Fantino already came into contact with wine production in the heart of Piedmont through their own grandparents and parents. The resulting inspiration and many years of experience still characterize the winery's exceptional position in the Italian wine world today.

    Guido Fantino states: "There is no mathematical formula for wine production. Each vintage is different and differs from the previous one. Without experience you won't get far". And the two estate owners have been able to gain a lot of experience in the meantime. When they founded their own winery together in 1982, they were considered "the young savages" who wanted to bring a new wind to the stagnating Piedmontese wine scene. They were one of the few winegrowers who, from the very beginning, were able to develop their wines according to individual vineyards. In addition, Guido and Claudio introduced pioneering innovations and methods early on, such as short macerations and low yields, which still define the finesse and elegance of this "modern" Barolo today.

    The successful winery is located high above the small town of Monforte d'Alba in the province of Cuneo. From there you have an excellent view of the panorama of the Italian Eastern Alps. The ultra-modern operation is characterized by extremely low energy consumption and the constant striving for optimization - steps that the two business partners have pursued over the years, against all criticism. The impressive wine cellar is managed exclusively with renewable energy sources, and the winegrowing is based on sustainable cultivation of the vineyards.

    Today 27 hectares of vineyards are planted with four grape varieties at different altitudes: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Chardonnay. Since 2012, the vines are organically cultivated. In the eyes of the two founders, the careful, manual selection of the grapes and the preservation of the typical characteristics of the varieties are decisive factors for a high level of quality. While Claudio Conterno is responsible for the work in the vineyard, Guido Fantino - once cellar master at Prunotto - takes over the responsibility in the wine cellar.

    Ecological sustainability, spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, low sulphite content and the careful use of French wooden barrels result in a unique wine collection every year. The Barolo wines from Conterno Fantino are now among the best in the region and (unfortunately) also among the most sought-after. They are rich in tannins, long-lasting and, due to the distinctive fruit, can be enjoyed young.

    Through the combination of extensive experience, precision and attention to detail, Guido and Claudio have been able to enrich their portfolio over the years. Today this exciting task is also entitled to the following generations: Fabio and Elisa Fantino joined the company a few years ago. Soon the youngest, Noemi and Matteo Conterno, will also find their role in the family business and give the Conterno Fantino winery a great future. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1982
    • Owners: Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno
    • Oenologist: Guido Fantino
    • Agronomist: Claudio Conterno
    • Annual production: approx. 150.000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 27 hectares
    • Organic viticulture