Barolo Mosconi “Vigna Ped” DOCG

The Conterno Fantino winery is located atop a hill overlooking the historic village of Monforte d’Alba, with an extraordinary view that extends all the way to the Alps. Founded in 1982 by two friends – Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno – 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 of the area. 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 of each growing season, with particular attention to the different characteristics of each individual cru. 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).

Vigna Ped is located on the historic Mosconi hill (in the Mosconi district) where Conterno Fantino has a small plot in the southernmost area. The wine from this vineyard is all about power, structure, freshness and elegance and stands up to long cellaring. The altitude is 360 meters (1,181 feet) above sea level and the oldest vines were planted in 1960. Like Sori Ginestra, the soil is rich in clay and limestone and quite compact. Because of this, this Barolo is assertive, masculine and structured, and has noticeable acidity due to the elevation.


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | Vinous Media95
  • 2015 | Vinous93
  • 2015 | James Suckling94
  • 2014 | Wine & Spirits93
  • 2015 | Wine Advocate95
  • 2013 | Wine Spectator93
  • 2010 | Wine Enthusiast92
  • 2010 | International Wine Cellar95
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

12-15 days

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous indigenous yeast

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Rotating paddles

Length of maceration:

13-15 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container age:

First and second use

Type of oak:

Allier /Troncais

Bottling period:

June/July

Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Vineyards

Vineyard name:

Vigna Ped

Vineyard location:

Monforte d'Alba, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

1 hectare (2.47 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous marl, with a high percentage of silt and sand

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,500-5,000 per ha

Yield:

5.5 - 6 tons per hectare

Exposure:

Southern

Years planted:

1960, 1999

Age of vines:

20-60 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

First vintage of this wine:

2004

Total yearly production (in bottles):

4,000 - 6,000

Tasting notes:

Deep garnet in color, fruity bouquet recalling brushwood, berry fruit and briar rose; gorgeous structure, ripe, rich tannins; complex and austere.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

A wonderful accompaniment to meat, pasta and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

10-30 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Guido and Fabio Fantino