The Conterno Fantino winery is located atop a hill overlooking the historic village of Monforte d’Alba, with an extraordinary view that extends to the arc of the Alps. Founded in 1982, the winery makes its wines knowing they have been blessed with great heritage in the form of land and vineyards, that go hand and hand with the culture and traditions handed down. In seeking to attain the highest possible quality from these invaluable resources, they pay great attention to the entire production process, carefully adapting to the climactic conditions each growing season. Environmental sustainability, preserving biodiversity, and respect for the land and heritage are the guiding principles in their vineyards, which are organically cultivated (as certified by CCPB).
AGE OF VINES
Guido and Fabio Fantino
From two vineyards, one of which dates back to 1960. The Mosconi cru is exactly parallel to Sorì Ginestra, though it is higher in altitude (averaging 400 meters, 1,312 feet above sea level) and less than a mile away. Surface under vine is 1 hectare (2.47 acres); south-facing with 26% sand, 50% silt and 24% clay soil, rich in manganese, which is conducive to very high levels of polyphenols.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Maceration on skins in rotating paddle fermenters for approximately 7 to 10 days. 24 months in French barrique, followed by about 12 months in the bottle.
Deep garnet in color, fruity bouquet recalling brushwood, berry fruit and briar rose; gorgeous structure, ripe, rich tannins; complex and austere.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F). A wonderful accompaniment to meat, pasta and aged cheese.