Giacomo Conterno

Vigna Francia Barbera d'Alba

9.222 ratings
9.33 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
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.4

World's best Barbera? Certainly a strong contender.

World's best Barbera? Certainly a strong contender.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Chris MacLean

Less tannic and earthy but showing more fruit than in years past. Not sure how that fits the less regarded 2014 vintage? Still very rich and long and enjoyable. Almost like a barrel tasting--a good one!

Less tannic and earthy but showing more fruit than in years past. Not sure how that fits the less regarded 2014 vintage? Still very rich and long and enjoyable. Almost like a barrel tasting--a good one!

Feb 27th, 2017
Luciana Plaas

Great acidity

Great acidity

Oct 19th, 2019
Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

A fantastic monumental wine, fullblown Barbera as I like it, nobody makes it better, always a great wine served a bit cooled.

A fantastic monumental wine, fullblown Barbera as I like it, nobody makes it better, always a great wine served a bit cooled.

Aug 7th, 2019
Jason Soloway

All joy and then more joy.

All joy and then more joy.

Jun 9th, 2019
Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

Decanted for 30 min not enough, tannic, acid , Big Barbera. Not approachable, let it wait.
2014 vintage

Decanted for 30 min not enough, tannic, acid , Big Barbera. Not approachable, let it wait.
2014 vintage

Sep 18th, 2018
Ron Siegel

Lots of juicy chewy fruits, good tannin structure. One of the best Barbera's I have ever tried.

Lots of juicy chewy fruits, good tannin structure. One of the best Barbera's I have ever tried.

May 17th, 2017
Todd W
9.3

This wine delivered! Young of course, with lots of acid and fruit, but also interesting notes of game and smoke.

This wine delivered! Young of course, with lots of acid and fruit, but also interesting notes of game and smoke.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Kiran Punnilathil

Delicious wine enjoyed on Kaitlyn's birthday

Delicious wine enjoyed on Kaitlyn's birthday

Mar 25th, 2017
Molly K

#lupa couldn't resist a second bottle of this one. Smooth easy to share with can lovers but not too big for me

#lupa couldn't resist a second bottle of this one. Smooth easy to share with can lovers but not too big for me

Feb 4th, 2017