Daniele Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo 2017
Nebbiolo | Italy
YES. You’re not reading funny. “Baby Barolo” with serious pedigree for under $20?! Doesn’t seem possible…
Yeah, we flipped out, too. New producer (to us, anyway), and virtually impossible to find in the USA. We direct-imported this for a jaw-dropper of a price. This wine is really not rated by the mainstream press (yet!), but Tasting Panel did give it a 91 (review below). Regardless, we liked it, and for $19.95, this should be a CASE BUY, easy. Who doesn’t want to drink Nebbiolo all day??
Daniele Conterno represents the fourth generation of producers, starting with great-grandfather, Pietro Conterno, and 18 hectares of land. The land passed to his grandfather, Giacomo, then to his father, Franco, whom he still works with everyday.
Bright acidity, singing its Nebbiolo-ness with black tea, dried flowers, citrus rind and earthy notes, good length and hits all the sweet spots. For our price?? GRAB IT!
About The Producer
Medium ruby color, silky and smooth with clean, tangy flavors; juicy, elegant and fresh, linear and long.