Giacomo Conterno   Barolo Riserva Monfortino

2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino

By Giacomo Conterno

2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno, Piedmont, Italy

In the annals of Italian vino, the 2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno sculpts its remarkable story. Linked inextricably with the fascinating narrative of Piedmont’s monumental terroir, the vintage of 2000 stands distinguished amidst its peer vintages, bearing the weighty crown of an outstanding season.


A Symphony of Terroir and Weather

A legendary name within the world of fine wines from Italy, Giacomo Conterno is renowned for their astounding work with Nebbiolo. The incandescent 2000 vintage, marked by a lengthy growing season, delivered an unrivalled depth to the wines, giving rise to a Barolo that brims with richness and complexity while retaining great elegance and delicacy.

The 2000 vintage transcends the classic markers distinctive to this noble grape variety, reaching into a realm of profound flavour complexities. It imprints upon its admirers a compelling network of dark fruit, wild herbs and earthy undertones.


Investment Potential in Nobility

Savouring the vintage is akin to embarking on a sensory journey across Piedmont’s undulating hills. The robust tones echo the climatic caprices during that year; warm spring and summer days for ripeness; late-season rains coaxing out a tantalising minerality.

For many serious investors, procuring some bottles or cases of this luxurious offering has become a “Grand Cru” quest. Integral to budding and mature portfolios alike, these majestic bottles by Giacomo Conterno represent not just enduring legacies but intriguing windows into the intricate fabric of one vintage.


An Unmatched Wine Investment

The dance between elegance and power, the brilliant expression of terroir and the vintage character, make the 2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno a wine worthy of both investment and admiration. Crushing whatever standard measure exists for greatness, it epitomises the collective triumphs of a stellar harvest, an adept winemaker and a time-crafted legacy.

This wine leads with its chin, asserting that investing in fine wines isn't just financially rewarding but can also be emotionally satisfying, knowing you are part of preserving an outstanding vintage for the future. Therefore, the 2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno is not just an investment—it is indeed an investment in greatness.

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Conterno’s 2000 Barolo Riserva Monfortino gives an impression of accessibility only because it is so open relative to some of the surrounding vintages of this great, legendary Barolo. The 2000 has tons of fruit backed up with considerable tannic heft. With time in the glass sweet, balsamic notes make an appearance, but this is one of the few 2000s that needs considerable cellaring to show all of its cards. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040. These are two exceptional Baroli from proprietor Roberto Conterno. The Cascina Francia shows the sexiness of the vintage, while Monfortino captures the power. The former is ready to deliver pleasure now, the latter may very well prove to be nearly immortal.

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 1 May 2011

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