Conterno Fantino Barolo "Mosconi Vigna Ped" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 97] [JS 96] [WS 96] [WA 95]
Conterno Fantino Barolo "Mosconi Vigna Ped" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 97] [JS 96] [WS 96] [WA 95]

Conterno Fantino Barolo "Mosconi Vigna Ped" DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 97] [JS 96] [WS 96] [WA 95]

Regular price $130.00 Sale price $109.97 Save $20.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:

From 2 vineyards, one of which goes back to 1950! The Mosconi cru is exactly parallel to SorI Ginestra, albeit higher in altitude (averaging 400 meters, i.e. 1,312 feet) and less than a mile away. Surface under vine is 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres). Exposure is southeasterly and soil composition is 26% sand, 50% silt + 24% clay, rich in manganese, conducive to very high levels of polyphenols. Gradient is 30%. Barrique-aged 2 years, bottle-aged 1 year. In spite of Mosconi and SorI Ginestra's vicinity and identical methods in the winery and cellars, the Barolo Mosconi has characteristics of its very own, almost purely because of the distinct clones and age of vines.

2 vyrds (1 planted in 1950!) at c. 400 m ie 1,312 feet asl, on a ridge (30% slope) running alongside the historic CF nucleus; 26% sand, 50% silt, 24% clay, rich in manganese, SE exposure.

Maceration on the skins in rotary fermenters for 6-7 days; aged 24 months in new barriques of French oak, in bottle 12 months previous to release.

Deep garnet in color, fruity bouquet recalling brushwood, berry fruit, brier rose; gorgeous structure, ripe, rich tannins, complex, austere. (The soil's high manganese content endows the grapes with extremely high levels of polyphenols, particularly antho

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Meat dishes, seasoned cheese, structured dishes


Longevity: Extremely long cellar life
Winemaker: Guido & Fabio Fantino

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Vinous Media:
“The 2019 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped shows all the depth that is typical of this site. A rush of dark red fruit, smoke, tar, gravel, incense and crushed rose petals builds as the 2019 shows off its remarkable depth and textural intensity. There’s real character and pedigree here. Time in the glass releases layers of fruit that build into the huge, substantial finish. What a wine!” - Antonio Galloni (Jan 2023)

96 Points - Wine Spectator:
“Packs a core of cherry and berry fruit shaded by leather, eucalyptus and warm spices. Rich and dense, with youthful reticence. Balanced, with a long finish that flexes the tannins now. Shows great potential, thanks to its ripe fruit, complexity and harmony. Best from 2027 through 2047. 600 cases made, 180 cases imported.” – BS (Nov 2023)

95 Points - Wine Advocate:
“The Conterno Fantino 2019 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped (with 6,250 bottles made) is perhaps more floral, with plenty of rose, and fruity, with lots of cherry, compared to the other new releases in this portfolio. This Barolo is very lively and bright thanks to the lifted quality of its primary fruit. The style is a little more immediate, but this wine delivers lots of satisfying Nebbiolo typicity nonetheless. The tannins show an elegant, dusty side.” – Monica Larner (Aug 2023)

95 Points - James Suckling:
Attractive dried strawberries and dark cherries with crushed walnuts, dark spices and cocoa. Hints of forest floor, too. Medium- to full-bodied with very fine tannins and mellow texture. Refined, even and silky at the end. Try after 2026.