Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barbera d'Alba

9.274 ratings
9.217 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
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
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.5

Dirty sock aromas, sweet/sour fruit.

Dirty sock aromas, sweet/sour fruit.

Aug 10th, 2016
lessrof

Why this oak? I want more pure Barbera

Why this oak? I want more pure Barbera

Feb 22nd, 2015
Juan Luis García Ruiz

Un vino que necesita tiempo como los vinos de conterno #barbera pero hecho con un armazón para vivir muchos años #sumiller #gastronomia

Un vino que necesita tiempo como los vinos de conterno #barbera pero hecho con un armazón para vivir muchos años #sumiller #gastronomia

Jan 24th, 2015
Sasha Smith

Wine Blogger Spin the Bottle NY

9.1

Delicious! Making me rethink my whole concept of Barbera.

Delicious! Making me rethink my whole concept of Barbera.

Dec 18th, 2014
Richard Young

Wine Specialist Christie's

9.5

2011

2011

Sep 26th, 2014
Scott Reiner

The acid is showing a bit too much, but there is a velvet swank ness to the mid palate that is making me happy

The acid is showing a bit too much, but there is a velvet swank ness to the mid palate that is making me happy

Jan 3rd, 2014
Fredybeans

Une bombe de fruit
Prune et un côté végétal apportant de la fraîcheur
Encore mieux avec de l air

Une bombe de fruit
Prune et un côté végétal apportant de la fraîcheur
Encore mieux avec de l air

Jun 12th, 2021
Wally Jackpot

How can such a simple wine from a super producer taste so wonderful!!

How can such a simple wine from a super producer taste so wonderful!!

May 25th, 2020
Thijs Hendriks

If someone believes that Barbera can not deliver great wines: try this magnificent Barbera from the Francia vineyard. Roberto is a very talented winemaker!

If someone believes that Barbera can not deliver great wines: try this magnificent Barbera from the Francia vineyard. Roberto is a very talented winemaker!

Apr 24th, 2020