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PAOLO CONTERNO

Website:http://www.paoloconterno.com

Address:LOCALITA' GINESTRA, 34 12065 MONFORTE D'ALBA CN

Owner:Paolo Conterno

Year of establishment:1886

Average annual production:80,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):15

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Barbera - 4.5 ha
Dolcetto - 1 ha
Nebbiolo da Barolo - 7 ha
Nebbiolo per Langhe Nebbiolo (Lampia, Michet) - 2.5 ha

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:mid September - mid October

Agronomist:Gian Piero Romana

Oenologist:Giorgio Conterno/Giuseppe Caviola

History

The estate, established in 1886, has belonged to the Conterno family for four generations. The vineyards (seven hectares of which stand in the historical cru of "Ginestra") and the cellar are run with passion by Paolo and Caterina together with their son and daughter Giorgio and Marisa. The ageing cellar is still the original one built in 1886 where large French oak casks (35 hectolitre capacity) are used. The vinification cellar has modern equipment in order to achieve the best results and to respect tradition at the same time. The extremely high quality of the wines - the result of the combination of the extraordinary terroir, of a favourable microclimate, of an excellent exposure of the vineyards and of the dedication of the Conterno family - has been aknowledged and prized by the Italian and international specialised press.
The Conterno family manages 13 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany. The vineyards stand at Tenuta Ortaglia, a beautiful property near the historical Demidoff park in Pratolino, 12 kilometers from the Duomo of Florence. The grapes are vinified and the wines mature at the cellar of the Tenuta Ortaglia. Giorgio Conterno is the wine maker supported by the agronomists Angela Gambi and Gian Piero Romana and by the oenologist Beppe Caviola. Eight different IGT/proprietary wines are produced. The average total production/year is of 60,000-80,000 bottles.

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Barbera d'Alba La Ginestra

Appellation:BARBERA D'ALBA DOC

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Barbera d'Asti Bricco

Appellation:BARBERA D'ASTI DOCG

Zone:Roddi d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Barolo Ginestra

Appellation:BAROLO DOCG

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Barolo Ginestra Riserva

Appellation:BAROLO RISERVA DOCG

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Barolo Riva del Bric

Appellation:BAROLO DOCG

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Dolcetto d'Alba "L'Alto"

Appellation:DOLCETTO D'ALBA DOC

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Langhe Arneis "A Val"

Appellation:LANGHE ARNEIS DOC

Zone:Langhe and Roero

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Wine name:Langhe Nebbiolo "A Mont"

Appellation:LANGHE NEBBIOLO DOC

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Langhe Nebbiolo Bric Ginestra

Appellation:LANGHE NEBBIOLO DOC

Zone:Monforte d'Alba, Cuneo

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Wine name:Monferrato Rosso I Cascinali

Appellation:MONFERRATO ROSSO DOC

Zone:Penango, Cioccaro (province of Asti)

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Wine name:Piemonte DOC Chardonnay Divers

Appellation:PIEMONTE CHARDONNAY DOC

Zone:Penango, Cioccaro (province of Asti)

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Cabernet Senario

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Chardonnay Principessa Bianca

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Fonteprato

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Merlot Anforti

Appellation:TOSCANA MERLOT IGT

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Merlot Cupolone

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Moscato Bianco Mediceo

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Sangiovese Demidoff

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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Wine name:Toscana IGT Sauvignon Primavista

Appellation:TOSCANA IGT

Zone:Pratolino, Florence

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