The 2019 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda is gorgeous. Delicate and perfumed in the glass the 2019 offers up a beguiling mélange of dark red cherry rose petal mint cedar blood orange spice and crushed autumn leaves. In 2019 the Monforte tannins are especially refined something that is very rarely the case here at this stage. What a wonderfully precise sophisticated nuanced wine this is. Impressive. - By Antonio Galloni on November 2022 I was blown away by the wines I tasted at Conterno-Fantino. The 2019s are nuanced transparent and wonderfully expressive of place. In other words everything Barolo should be. Everything starts in the vineyard which has always been evident here. In recent years Fabio Fantino has refined that approach giving the wines a level of precision that is impossible to miss. The 2019s spent 15-18 days on the skins far longer than a decade ago and were aged in a combination of barrique and 25hL casks. The 2019s are simply stellar.v
The Conterno Fantino 2019 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda is medium dark and more concentrated compared to many of its peers. This wine shows a solid bouquet with fixed aromas of wild cherry long-stemmed rose and candied orange. With time even more floral aromas are coaxed forward from the bouquet. Beyond those are oak-driven notes of allspice and cinnamon. The tannins are polished and the wine offers quite a bit of fruit texture. Production is 6600 bottles.
Presents cherry raspberry sun-kissed hay mineral and spice aromas and flavors that curl around an acidic spine and tannins. This has all the right components matched to a slim taut frame with fine length. Best from 2026 through 2043