2016 Diego Conterno Barolo

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A Rising Star, not a Rising Price. 


If you’re reading this, I doubt I need to tell you that Barolo is great. That is kind of a given. But, like every other wine, there are different tiers of wine. Classic, affordable, obnoxiously expensive, clean, natty… the lists go on and on. This particular Barolo from Diego Conterno falls into a happy middle ground of classic, affordable, and clean while definitely punching above it’s weight. Diego is considered something of a rising star in the Barolo zone, along with his son Stefano. He was trained by Piedmont legend Beppe Colla at Prunotto before breaking off to start his own project along with his cousins in 1982. He very much embraced the more modern, bold style of Prunotto for the first 20 years of production, but in 2000 decided that he wanted to leave the family project to explore the crafting of a more natural style of Nebbiolo. He took with him a nearly five acre plot in Ginestra, which is unquestionably one of Monforte’s top crus. And you can taste that in the wine. While he embraces natural winemaking practices (native yeast ferment, not much new oak, organic practices in the vineyards etc…) the wines are nonetheless clean, rich, and potent, yet still have the elegant perfume and flavor one expects from good quality Barolo. A combination of large-format neutral oak casks and cement tanks let the grapes and terroir shine through, and if you’re looking for a Barolo to stock up on that will deliver for an amazing price point… here you go. 

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.