Diego Conterno 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo Baluma
Producer: Diego Conterno
Appellation: Langhe Nebbiolo
Case Size: 12
Working out of their winery on the outskirts of the town of Monforte d'Alba, which overlooks a number of their vineyards, Diego and Stefano employ superb farming techniques and traditional methods for their wines. In the vineyards, they work organically and entirely by hand, tending each parcel carefully and methodically. Moreover, they make very strict selections at harvest, choosing only the best fruit from each of their plots. Fermentations are long and slow, and they prefer cement and, increasingly, Botte Grande (large cask) to mature the Nebbiolo. Harnessing their exquisite terroirs, Diego and Stefano make breathtaking wines, which embody the best elements of Monforte d'Alba: structure, texture, minerality and longevity. Perhaps best of all, in a world where the price of top tier Barolo is ever increasing, the wines of Diego Conterno remain very modestly priced. These are stunning wines that should not be missed!