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2012 Giacomo Conterno Francia Barolo DOCG

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2012 Giacomo Conterno Francia Barolo DOCG

Immerse yourself in the elegance and tradition of the 2012 Giacomo Conterno Francia Barolo DOCG, a beacon of Italian winemaking that illuminates the pedigree of its terroir with every sip. Crafted from the noble Nebbiolo grape, this Barolo is an ode to the meticulous care and ancestral methods that define the Conterno legacy. From the hallowed Francia vineyard, perched in the revered landscapes of Serralunga d'Alba, comes a wine so profound, its story is woven into the very fabric of Piedmontese viticulture.

Key Features:

  • 🍇 Vintage: 2012 - A year marked by its harmonious balance, offering optimal conditions for Nebbiolo to express its full potential.
  • 🏞️ Origin: The Francia vineyard, a jewel in the crown of Serralunga d'Alba, renowned for its calcareous clay soils and an elevation that kisses the Piedmont sky, imparting unparalleled elegance and structure to the wine.
  • 🍇 Grape Varieties: 100% Nebbiolo, the essence of Piedmont, hand-harvested with reverence for tradition and purity of expression.
  • 🍷 Flavor Profile: A masterpiece of complexity and finesse, the 2012 Barolo unfolds a voluptuous bouquet of dried roses, ripe cherries, and ethereal hints of mint, evolving into a palate where dark fruit flavors dance with notes of anise, tobacco, and a whisper of white truffle. The finish is a crescendo of elegance, with silky tannins and a persistent, mineral-tinged aftertaste that echoes the wine's storied origins.
  • 🌍 Piedmont Terroir: The Francia vineyard's altitude and unique soil composition create a microclimate where Nebbiolo thrives, translating the essence of Serralunga d'Alba's terroir into a wine of majestic depth and longevity.
  • 🍇 Winemaking Excellence: The Conterno philosophy marries tradition with precision, fermenting the grapes in large oak vats before maturing the wine in Slavonian oak barrels for years. This slow, respectful approach allows the wine to develop a harmonious balance between its robust structure and nuanced aromatics.
  • 🍽️ Food Pairing: Its noble character and complex profile make the 2012 Giacomo Conterno Francia Barolo a perfect accompaniment to the finest gastronomic experiences. It shines alongside dishes that are rich in flavor, such as truffled veal, slow-roasted lamb, or a selection of mature cheeses, creating a dining experience that transcends the ordinary.
  • 🍷 Serving Recommendation: Decanting the wine for several hours allows it to reveal its full spectrum of aromas and flavors. Serving at a temperature of 18°C (64°F) ensures that each glass is a journey through the heart of Piedmont, inviting a meditative appreciation of its
2012 Giacomo Conterno Francia Barolo DOCG
2012 Giacomo Conterno Francia Barolo DOCG
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