Grand Cru Selections

Giacomo Conterno

Few estates in Italy are so closely identified with one piece of land as Giacomo Conterno. When Conterno purchased the monopole Cascina Francia in 1974 it was a wheat field, although vines had been planted there in the past.  Given all of the change in Piedmont over the last thirty-plus years it is hard to a believe that Conterno never acquired another parcel after that until Cerretta in 2008. From Cerretta, Roberto produces both a Barbera d'Alba and starting with the 2010 vintage, a Barolo.

giacomo conterno

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Few estates in Italy are so closely identified with one piece of land as Giacomo Conterno. When Conterno purchased the monopole Cascina Francia in 1974 it was a wheat field, although vines had been planted there in the past.  Given all of the change in Piedmont over the last thirty-plus years it is hard to a believe that Conterno never acquired another parcel after that until Cerretta in 2008. From Cerretta, Roberto produces both a Barbera d'Alba and starting with the 2010 vintage, a Barolo.