Giacomo Conterno

Cerretta Barbera d'Alba

9.236 ratings
8.98 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
Adam Crane

Newish vineyard site for Conterno. A little more accessible in its youth than the acclaimed Cascina Francia. Come get it at Prato.

Newish vineyard site for Conterno. A little more accessible in its youth than the acclaimed Cascina Francia. Come get it at Prato.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2014
Corey Reis

A bit restricted and uptight on the nose, the palate had darker fruits than the 2010 Serralunga d'Alba. Acid level was still there as expected.

A bit restricted and uptight on the nose, the palate had darker fruits than the 2010 Serralunga d'Alba. Acid level was still there as expected.

Feb 27th, 2015
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.0

Out of magnum! Fresh, young, scrumptious. All primary, of course.

Out of magnum! Fresh, young, scrumptious. All primary, of course.

Dec 18th, 2014
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

8.6

Youthful and yummy

Youthful and yummy

Dec 11th, 2014
Scott Stewart

Winner, hands down!

Winner, hands down!

Jan 15th, 2017
Scott Stewart

Rocking!

Rocking!

Dec 12th, 2016
Mintu Turakhia

Needed some air but beautiful after it evolved a bit.

Needed some air but beautiful after it evolved a bit.

Sep 8th, 2016
Greg Sorensen

This is pretty big time at 15% in 2011. Brambly liqueur dark lavender and spice. Very good but vintage evident.

This is pretty big time at 15% in 2011. Brambly liqueur dark lavender and spice. Very good but vintage evident.

Nov 9th, 2015
Torey Tran

Savory. CDR.

Savory. CDR.

Oct 8th, 2015
Ira Schwartz

A red fruit explosion on the nose followed by a mixed berry roller coaster of fruit with underlying mineral notes in the mouth. A dose of acid and structure will allow this to age for a number of years.

A red fruit explosion on the nose followed by a mixed berry roller coaster of fruit with underlying mineral notes in the mouth. A dose of acid and structure will allow this to age for a number of years.

Dec 15th, 2014