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Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1967 750ml

AVG94

About Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno is justifiably famous. This legendary estate is the creator of Barolo Monfortino, not merely one of the world’s greatest wines but... also the first Barolo made in what has come to be known as the “classic style,” but Giacomo Conterno’s renown spreads beyond this marquee, collectable Barolo. After founding the estate in 1908, Giovanni Conterno made the first Barolo Monfortino in 1924. His son, Giacomo, inherited his father’s drive to make a serious, long-aging wine (Giacomo’s brother, Aldo Conterno, shared inheritance of the estate, but split in 1969 to form his own estate). Giacomo continued to rely on négociant grapes until 1974, when he purchased the Cascina Francia vineyard, the famed southwestern-facing 40-acre plot whose calcareous soil and densely planted Nebbiolo vines is home to Barolo Francia, as well as Barolo Monfortino. Upon Giacomo’s passing in 2004, son Roberto assumed control, continuing his legacy of crafting traditional wines of tremendous longevity and unparalleled quality. Roberto added to the estate’s lands by purchasing the historic Cerretta vineyard, as well as other choice plots located in Serralunga. A proud member of the Piemonte old guard, Giacomo Conterno sets the standard for traditional, age-worthy Barolo.
$499.00In Stock
Cantina Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 1967 750ml

About Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello was an intractable defender of traditional Barolo, the “last of the Mohicans,” in his words. Bartolo made Barolos that... gorgeously embodied their vintage and their terroir, and these supple, powerful, and nuanced wines have captivated their fans for generations. Since Bartolo’s passing in 2005, his daughter Maria Teresa Mascarello has helmed the cantina at 15 Via Roma, the legendary site of the Bartolo Mascarello estate since its founding in 1918, and under her leadership, Mascarello’s Barolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera have grown even finer, subtler, more detailed, and spellbinding. While the Mascarello estate sports enviable holdings in Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Rué, located in the commune of Barolo, as well as in La Morra’s Rocche in the commune of La Morra, it still has never released a cru wine. Blending, Bartolo believed, provided balance, especially in challenging vintages. Maria Teresa sees no reason to change her father’s ways (or those of his father, and his before him). After all, there’s no improving upon perfection.
$699.00In Stock
Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1961 750ml

AVG94

About Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno is justifiably famous. This legendary estate is the creator of Barolo Monfortino, not merely one of the world’s greatest wines but... also the first Barolo made in what has come to be known as the “classic style,” but Giacomo Conterno’s renown spreads beyond this marquee, collectable Barolo. After founding the estate in 1908, Giovanni Conterno made the first Barolo Monfortino in 1924. His son, Giacomo, inherited his father’s drive to make a serious, long-aging wine (Giacomo’s brother, Aldo Conterno, shared inheritance of the estate, but split in 1969 to form his own estate). Giacomo continued to rely on négociant grapes until 1974, when he purchased the Cascina Francia vineyard, the famed southwestern-facing 40-acre plot whose calcareous soil and densely planted Nebbiolo vines is home to Barolo Francia, as well as Barolo Monfortino. Upon Giacomo’s passing in 2004, son Roberto assumed control, continuing his legacy of crafting traditional wines of tremendous longevity and unparalleled quality. Roberto added to the estate’s lands by purchasing the historic Cerretta vineyard, as well as other choice plots located in Serralunga. A proud member of the Piemonte old guard, Giacomo Conterno sets the standard for traditional, age-worthy Barolo.
$849.00In Stock
Bruno Giacosa

Bruno Giacosa Barolo Vigna Rionda di Serralunga d’Alba 1968 750ml

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About Bruno Giacosa

The “Genius of Neive,” Bruno Giacosa was known as a modern traditionalist. This contradictory phrase nods both to Bruno’s making his Barolo and... Barbaresco with protocol that his winemaking father and grandfather would recognize — and to Bruno’s ingenuity, such as bottling the very first cru expressions in Barbaresco and Barolo. Above all, Bruno believed in power of Piemonte’s “old ways,” growing grapes with noninterventionist methods, fermenting without temperature control, and aging the wine in large oak vats. However, he wasn’t afraid to tinker, shortening his maceration period to about a month, using French rather than Slavonian oak, and giving his wines a lengthier maturation period. Bruno worked to make authentic, age-worthy, and serious Langhe wines, and he was one of the world’s greatest winemakers. Bruno, who passed in January 2018, started working at his father’s winery when he was 13, but he didn’t buy his first plot of land, the Falletto vineyard in Serralunga, until 1982. By that time, he’d been one of Italy’s greatest producers for twenty years, and in 1996, he purchased his lands in the famed Barbaresco plots of Asili and Rabajá, growing the Bruno Giacosa estate to about 49 acres. The Bruno Giacosa estate is best known for its rare “Red Label” releases, the estate’s Riserva bottlings, but it also crafts a range of other indigenous Italian wines, including Freisa, which it helped rescue from extinction. Today, the Bruna Giacosa estate is helmed by daughter Bruna Giacosa, who is aided by her father’s longtime enologist, Dante Scaglione, ensuring that Bruno’s legacy, and his wines, live on.
$939.00In Stock
Giuseppe Rinaldi

Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo 1964 750ml

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About Giuseppe Rinaldi

Known to his peers as “Citrico,” or the acid one, Giuseppe Rinaldi held strong opinions, and he stayed true to them. Beppe believed in growing his... grapes organically, and though he was one of the founders of ViniVeri, the natural Italian wine consortium, he never bothered to get his wines certified organic. Despite the fad for cru expressions — and despite owning parcels in three of Barolo’s best sites, Cannubi, Brunate, Le Coste, and Ravera — Beppe believed in the primacy of blended Barolo. Turning his back on fashion, Beppe had a barrique turned into a chair, affixing a sign that said announced it as the only good use for barrique. Above all, Beppe believed in a Barolo made to age so long that it was never ready to drink, and he made them as his grandfather did, fermenting in tini, or tall oak vats, eschewing temperature control, relying on manual punch downs, and aging his wines in giant botti for years. After his passing, Beppe’s daughters, Carlotta and Marta, assumed control of the estate, and they continue to make wines that their father, their grandfather, and their great-grandfather would recognize. Giuseppe Rinaldi crafts serious, timeless, remarkable Barolo, Barbera, Langhe Nebbiolo and other quintessentially Piemontese bottlings — some things will never change, and for this, the wine world is grateful.
$995.00In Stock
Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello Barolo Riserva 1961 750ml

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About Bartolo Mascarello

Bartolo Mascarello’s adherence to age-old Barolo customs — which included sustainably growing his grapes, devotion to crafting cuvée Barolo from... his 12 acres of holdings, extended macerations of up to 50 days, fermenting in cement without temperature control, and aging in ancient neutral botti — distinguished him from his Barolo brethren, who flocked to more modern protocol. Bartolo’s passion for the preservation of Barolo's historic past dates back to 1918, when Giulo Mascarello founded the estate, and these methods remain the cornerstone today. While the Mascarello estate sports enviable holdings in Cannubi, San Lorenzo and Rué, located in the commune of Barolo, as well as in La Morra’s Rocche in the commune of La Morra, it still has never released a cru wine. Blending, Bartolo believed, provided balance, especially in challenging vintages. Maria Teresa, who assumed leadership of the estate in 2005 when her father passed, sees no reason to change her father’s ways (or those of his father, and his before him). After all, there’s no improving upon perfection.
$1,375.00In Stock
Bruno Giacosa

Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco DOCG 1967 750ml

AVG96

About Bruno Giacosa

The “Genius of Neive,” Bruno Giacosa was known as a modern traditionalist. This contradictory phrase nods both to Bruno’s making his Barolo and... Barbaresco with protocol that his winemaking father and grandfather would recognize — and to Bruno’s ingenuity, such as bottling the very first cru expressions in Barbaresco and Barolo. Above all, Bruno believed in power of Piemonte’s “old ways,” growing grapes with noninterventionist methods, fermenting without temperature control, and aging the wine in large oak vats. However, he wasn’t afraid to tinker, shortening his maceration period to about a month, using French rather than Slavonian oak, and giving his wines a lengthier maturation period. Bruno worked to make authentic, age-worthy, and serious Langhe wines, and he was one of the world’s greatest winemakers. Bruno, who passed in January 2018, started working at his father’s winery when he was 13, but he didn’t buy his first plot of land, the Falletto vineyard in Serralunga, until 1982. By that time, he’d been one of Italy’s greatest producers for twenty years, and in 1996, he purchased his lands in the famed Barbaresco plots of Asili and Rabajá, growing the Bruno Giacosa estate to about 49 acres. The Bruno Giacosa estate is best known for its rare “Red Label” releases, the estate’s Riserva bottlings, but it also crafts a range of other indigenous Italian wines, including Freisa, which it helped rescue from extinction. Today, the Bruna Giacosa estate is helmed by daughter Bruna Giacosa, who is aided by her father’s longtime enologist, Dante Scaglione, ensuring that Bruno’s legacy, and his wines, live on.
$2,199.00In Stock