Oeno-File, the Wine & Gastronomy Column

by Frank Ward

Piedmont, Italy – Region of mists and mellow fruitfullness (II)

Posted by Frank Ward on July 30, 2011

A couple of decades ago Aldo Conterno was the hot name in Barolo while his cousin Giacomo was looked upon as staid and old-fashioned. The situation has gradually reversed and it is now Giacomo Conterno who is regarded as one of the absolute leaders of the appellation. Their approach to vatting-time is diametrically opposite to that of Altare.

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