Barolo Mosconi “Vigna Ped” DOCG

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 | James Suckling98
  • 2017 | Decanter96
  • 2017 | Vinous95
  • 2016 | Wine & Spirits95
  • 2016 | Wine Spectator97
  • 2016 | Wine Advocate97
  • 2016 | Vinous Media95
  • 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:


Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container age:

First and second use

Type of oak:

Allier /Troncais

Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months


Natural Cork



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:



400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,500-5,000 per ha


5.5 - 6 tons per hectare



Years planted:

1960, 1999

Age of vines:

20-60 years old

Time of harvest:


First vintage of this wine:


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


Alc. cont 13.5% by vol.


Guido and Fabio Fantino