Piedmont, Italy

Conteisa Barolo DOP — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • The Piedmontese word Contiesa recalls the dispute which lasted for over 100 years between the two municipalities of La Morra and Barolo for the possession of the Cerequio area. The dispute was finally settled with the agreement signed in 1275, which can be found in La Morra municipal archives.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Conteisa vineyard is situated in Cerequio, in the municipality of la Morra. The land, facing south, consists of clay-calcareous marls with a considerable presence of sand, and covers a surface of 6 hectares, with an average altitude of 380 m above sea level. The vines are 60 years old on average.

    • Appellation: Barolo DOP
    • First Year of Production: 1996
  • Vintage Report

    • Scarce snowfalls in general in the winter months, the start to the season was marked by a dry spell. The months of January and February were dry with average and relatively low temperatures, these optimal conditions helped to protect against the onset of diseases. Abundant rainfall (200 mm) with average-low temperatures (15-17°C) turned out in April and May. At the end of June, the temperatures rose sharply (from 26 degrees to 41.5°C for about 3 days) and caused stress to the plants with signs of browning appearing on the leaves. From mid-July onwards, the first significant rains set in with 200 mm falling at Barbaresco. Temperatures settled at around 26-30° degrees for the rest of the summer. More rain fell resulting in a total of 800 mm from the beginning of the year to the end of August. The soil with a high water content plus warmth allowed the phenolic ripening to progress.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation and maceration for around three weeks followed by aging in oak for 30 months.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes

    • The Conteisa has a nose full of flowery and delicate notes, very fresh and aromatic. On the palate, it reveals sweet wild cherries and delicate aromatic herbs, a voluptuous body and a harmonious and balanced tannin texture. High ageing potential.



  • Conteisa Barolo DOP — 2019 – Wine Enthusiast – 95 Points

    “The wine opens with aromas of warmed cherries, wild thyme, rose and mixed spices. Forward on the palate with preserved mixed berries, pu’er tea, anise and a crushed stone minerality. Well-balanced with fine, yet firm tannins and a vivid acidity that keeps that palate fresh and mouthwatering.”

  • Conteisa Barolo DOP — 2019 – Vinous – 97 Points

    "The 2020 Barbaresco Sorì Tildin is a powerful, deep wine. Dark fruit, leather, spice, tobacco and incense saturate the palate. A Barbaresco of stature and brooding intensity, Sorì Tildin will need a number of years to be at its very best. The 2020 is an unusually somber, dark Sorì Tildin."

  • Conteisa Barolo DOP — 2019 – James Suckling – 94 Points

    “A powerful and tannic wine with mushroom, forest flower, bark, and black tea aromas and flavors. Full and chewy. This is a young nebbiolo that needs time to soften.”