Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba

9.2378 ratings
9.2108 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Lean and tart but has Giacomo stuffing. Should be long lived. Opens up seriously

Lean and tart but has Giacomo stuffing. Should be long lived. Opens up seriously

Mar 1st, 2019
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Dark blackberry and currants, tobacco, dark olive and acid. Very good and holding up well.

Dark blackberry and currants, tobacco, dark olive and acid. Very good and holding up well.

Feb 17th, 2019
Dan Murphy

Territory Manager for Anvil Wine Company

9.0

Needs more time

Needs more time

May 21st, 2018
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

9.2

A great year for this benchmark Barbera. Powerful berry fruits with excellent acid. Tar and cured meat aromas lend a savory edge.

A great year for this benchmark Barbera. Powerful berry fruits with excellent acid. Tar and cured meat aromas lend a savory edge.

Mar 20th, 2018
Claus Bentin

2007.. really soft tanins.. still Dark,intense and powerfull.. Brilliant wine..

2007.. really soft tanins.. still Dark,intense and powerfull.. Brilliant wine..

Feb 3rd, 2018
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9.4

The 2014 Barbera d'Alba Francia is a surprisingly rich, powerful wine, especially for the year. An exotic mélange of dark cherry, plum, lavender, sage, cloves and graphite builds in the glass. There is a level of demi-glace-like textural richness that is impossible to miss. Intense and virile, the 2014 will drink beautifully for a number of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

The 2014 Barbera d'Alba Francia is a surprisingly rich, powerful wine, especially for the year. An exotic mélange of dark cherry, plum, lavender, sage, cloves and graphite builds in the glass. There is a level of demi-glace-like textural richness that is impossible to miss. Intense and virile, the 2014 will drink beautifully for a number of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

Oct 12th, 2017
Rebecca Le Good

Intense. Concentrated. Balanced though. Plush tannin, loads of dark hedgerow fruit. Truffles. Spoils one for any other Barbera!

Intense. Concentrated. Balanced though. Plush tannin, loads of dark hedgerow fruit. Truffles. Spoils one for any other Barbera!

1 person found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

9.1

#conterno #cascinafrancia #barberadalba 2010. Fresh and balanced. Pure and #delectable.

#conterno #cascinafrancia #barberadalba 2010. Fresh and balanced. Pure and #delectable.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2014
Paul Einbund

Wine Director/Sommelier Frances

9.3

Hats a good barbera!

Hats a good barbera!

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2014
Max Bozoghlian

Owner/Wine Director Carlito's Gardel

9.5

Let the celebrations begin...

Let the celebrations begin...

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2014