One of the greatest names in all of Piemonte, Cantine Giacomo Conterno was formed in 1908. Conterno's uncompromising commitment to quality does not stop with Barolo, as their Barbera is one of the most age-worthy and brilliant examples of this grape to be found in Piemonte. Like all of Conterno's wines, this Barbera under went extended maceration in large casks, aging for 21 months in large Slovanian barrels. Dark ruby red in color. It offers a delightful nose of red berries, black cherries, roses, anise, leather and mineral notes.
Domaine Parent is based in Pommard (Burgundy, France) and was founded in 1803. Today it is headed by two sisters, Anne & Catherine Parent, who continue the family tradition of winegrowers that originated in the 17th century. The Domaine consists of 10 hectares that produce mostly red wines from the Cote de Beaune.
"Most of Maxime’s vineyard land is comprised of schist and limestone subsoils in the sub-appellation Hautes Corbieres, bordering Fitou to the South. This is incredibly tough terrain to farm in, as there is virtually no top-soil, just pure rock and garrigue. The “Rozeta” is a blend of these two district terroirs. This blend is particularly unique, from Carignan vineyards that are dispersed with numerous varietals of older vines, namely Grenache Gris, Macabou, and Terret, which are all picked and fermented together—a true field blend of the old school." -- importer Kermit Lynch
Maurice and Laurent Combier in Crozes-Hermitage farm organic apricots and peaches, famous all over France. 'Clos des Grives' is their best vineyard--situated next to Alain Graillot's holdings. The site is mostly red clay and chalk with alluvial soils. They ferment in cement eggs, and finish in 25% new oak and 75% second- and third-passage oak for 12 months, giving a rich, full-bodied accessible wine with hints of oak.
Campo Rotaliano is a flood plain formed by the confluence of the Noce river into the Adige river: a four hundred hectare triangle surrounded by massive cliffs. The vines that grow in the Sgarzon vineyard benefit from the cooler climate of this site. Teroldego’s character is enriched with an unusual freshness. The wine is fermented in amphora and spends 8 months in contact with the skins.