Diego Conterno Ferrione 2019 | Sommelier Favorite Nebbiolo d’Alba
Diego Conterno Ferrione 2019 presents deep ruby-purple. Start by pairing classic fleshy aromas of black cherry and Damson plum with notes of violets, salvia, sumac, and a touch of balsam. Juicy and intense, wrapping the palate in chewy, fruit leather tannins. While tangy blackberry and raspberry flavors are laced with cedar and spice, finishing with a hint of pepper. Enjoyable on its own for its fruity intensity, but this is perfectly structured to pair with pizza, pasta, or anything with a red sauce. Drink now – 2025.
The Diego Conterno Ferrione 2019 is a unique opportunity to taste the famous Conterno magic for a song. This single-vineyard Barbera is magnificent. First, the nose perfumed with classic Piemontese notes of lavender, roses, tar, and juicy black cherries. In addition, the palate mouth-watering and lively with blackberries, cranberries, and cherries. Simply put, this is a stunner.
About Diego Conterno
Being born with the name “Conterno” in Barolo is like having the name Ferrari in Modena: It is Italian shorthand for class and high-quality. Today, that quality doesn’t come with a Ferrari-sized price, because Diego Conterno has mastered what the Italian automaker never will: combining quality and value in an unbeatable combination.
So, Conterno began making wine under those pristine skies in 1982 along with members of his family. And started producing authentic, terroir-driven Barolos at his own operation in 2000. Since then, Diego has maintained a small, family-run winery that prizes quality over everything, even price. While, Diego’s wines are highly pedigreed—“nuanced, classically inspired wines of real character. As Antonio Galloni of Vinous put it—and could certainly fetch higher asking prices than they do. With customers saying “Seriously overdelivering for the price.”
Organic, Sustainable, Amazing
While, a single-vineyard Barbera d’Alba from one of Piedmont’s greatest wine-producing families is reason enough to cheer. To have the opportunity to acquire it for this price is enough to make Italian wine lovers sing.