Giacomo Conterno   Barolo

2013 Barolo

By Giacomo Conterno

2013 Barolo from Giacomo Conterno, Piedmont, Italy

The prodigious 2013 Barolo from Giacomo Conterno is a remarkable illustration of an outstanding vintage emerging from the illustrious slopes of Piedmont. The climatic idiosyncrasies of 2013, marked by an extended cool growing season and a brilliant Indian summer, resulted in an exceptional ripening and articulation of the Nebbiolo grape- the stalwart that gives Barolo its heartbeat.


Precision and Purity: The Linguistic Vines of 2013 Nebbiolo

With its pedigree as one of the leading producers of Barolo, Giacomo Conterno sculpted a 2013 vintage that encapsulates the soul of Nebbiolo with precision and purity. Wines from this producer often demonstrate monumental ageing potential and the 2013 Barolo is no exception - ripe for investment in your collection of fine wines from Italy.

The allure of this craftsmanship lies not solely in the potential for longevity, but in the harmony of profound power and finesse expressed in every sip. The nuanced aromatics develop a symphony of floral notes interspersed with hints of savoury farmyard accents hallmark to Piedmont.


A Vintage Immortalised by Nature’s Unseen Hand

Reflecting back on 2013's growing season, our appreciation for this vintage deepens. Subtle spring frosts followed by a cool summer allowed for extended hang-time on the vines, intensifying flavour development while retaining crucial acidity. The result? A Barolo endowed with exquisite structure and complexity, firmly etching 2013 into Piedmont's history books.

Vibrant red cherry nuances meet earthy truffle undertones on the palate, underlined with traces of spice-led tannin. This is a Barolo that walks the delicate line between power and elegance, a testament to the masterful winemaking capabilities of Giacomo Conterno.

As we contemplate this 2013 Barolo from Giacomo Conterno, we not only observe the finite magic of fine Italian wines but also an investment opportunity in vin de garde- worthy of ageing while incrementally appreciating in value. This emotional composition echoes the harmony of a timeless symphony - a well-tuned chorus of vintage, terroir and human passion. May the echoes remind us of Barolo’s unbroken bond with Piedmont's terre natale - home soil.

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