Grape varieties from three different areas, Monforte d’Alba, Novello and Castiglione Falletto, make up Franco Conterno’s Barolo Pietrin. Aged in oak barrels for 24 months it shows vibrant brick red colour, rich ripe fruit, assertive fine grained tannins, sweet spice and developing notes of leafy fig.
Barolo Pietrin uses two strains for Nebbiolo (Lampia for colour and Michet for concentration), producing a rich wine with delicate floral hints.
Franco Conterno is located in the heart of the Langhe, in the hamlet of Bussia di Monforte d’Alba. The winery is a historic Piedmont farmhouse built in the mid 19th century. The estate’s oldest vines were planted by Pietro Conterno before being passed on to his son Giacomo, who later passed it on to his nephew Franco, who took over in 1996. Today the winery is run by Franco, his wife Vilma, and their two sons Andrea and Daniele, together with his wife Emina. The family continues to honour the legacy of Pietro by producing authentic, world-class wines that reflect the area’s exceptional microclimate and terroir.
14.5% / 75cl