Giacomo Conterno, Barolo 'Cascina Francia' 1989


Cascina Francia is the main character in the history of Giacomo Conterno’s Barolo. For decades the family purchased grapes, until in 1974 they bought a hay field called Cascina Francia. In the final hours of negotiations, Giovanni Conterno said that the seller tried to increase the price. His wife insisted he get the deal done and not to return home until he did. He made it back for dinner, and from that point on the wine world has had a star. Here, the nebbiolo grape is both light and elegant as well as infinitely age-worthy. Up until 2015, this was the base of Monfortino. The difference between the two is that the normal Barolo Cascina Francia bottling is not aged in oak as long, making it a subtly more delicate version of a nearly identical wine. The best vintages of Cascina Francia are 1978, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016.

Unlike hair and music, the 1980s for Barolo were spectacular. There’s perhaps no greater way to end the decade than with the exceptional 1989s. This wine is ready to drink now. Open and decant 3 hours in advance.

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Giacomo Conterno, Barolo Riserva 'Monfortino' 2015

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