Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Localization: Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Notes: Deep garnet in color, the Barolo Mosconi has a fruity bouquet recalling brushwood, berry fruit, and brier rose. This wine has gorgeous structure, ripe, rich tannins, and complexity.
97 Points - Wine Advocate: The Conterno Fantino 2016 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped shows beautiful richness and precision with abundant fruit, tar, smoke and black licorice. The wine is generous and exuberant in a manner that only Nebbiolo can be. In other words, it offers a big personality on a svelte and slender frame. Maceration times are short, lasting from 12 to 15 days, and the wine ages in barrique for 24 months. The fruit comes from a small site measuring slightly less than a hectare in Monforte d'Alba at a moderately high, cool altitude (at 360 to 380 meters above sea level). The opulence and softness of the winemaking is beautifully balanced against the precision and sharpness that is inherent to this vineyard site. Production is 6,200 bottles.
Food Pairing: A wonderful accompaniment to meat, pasta and aged cheese.
The Domain: Vigna Ped is located on the historic Mosconi hill (in the Mosconi district) where Conterno Fantino has a small plot in the southernmost area. The wine from this vineyard is all about power, structure, freshness, and elegance and stands up to long cellaring. The altitude is 360 meters (1,181 feet) above sea level and the oldest vines were planted in 1960. Like Sori Ginestra, the soil is rich in clay and limestone and quite compact. Because of this, this Barolo is assertive, masculine, and structured, and has noticeable acidity due to the elevation.