2008 Conterno Barolo: Epic New Release

Posted by Robert Schagrin

"Understatement and Class"
2008 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia
An Epic New Release

"The 2008 is an intensely perfumed Cascina Francia that impresses for the purity of its fruit and its phenomenal overall balance." -Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

We've said it before, but it bears repeating: Conterno's epic Barolos are wines that transcend their category. Yes, they are among the greatest Barolos on the planet, but they are also among the greatest red wines on the planet.

Today, we offer pre-arrival pricing on the new-release 2008 Barolo Cascina Francia.

This is a wine that goes into my cellar every year, without question. This is the deal in Conterno's formidable stable (keep in mind the $400+ Monfortino is this bottle's big brother), a Barolo that delivers incredible material at a more earthly price.

The 2008 Conternos come to the table with considerable expectations. At a recent dinner in NYC with Roberto Conterno, he confided that the 2008 vintage presents some of the finest wines he has ever made. Which, with a winemaker like Conterno, is really, really saying something.

The 2008 vintage in the Piedmont presents the "finer" side of Barolo - which is to say the hallmarks are purity, freshness, detail. As Antonio Galloni states in his vintage review: "The 2008s are gorgeous Baroli with expressive aromatics and tons of length... this is a super-classic vintage that will thrill readers who like vibrant, refined Baroli."

A Cascina Francia for Burgundy lovers?

This type of vintage, married to the density, heft and power that Conterno and the Cascina Francia vineyard deliver, is a recipe for something very special.

As with most Cascina Francia, we recommend you wait as long as you can for the show - it only gets better with time. Still, if you feel you have to indulge (a feeling we know from experience), please give the wine a healthy decant.

We've just received our allocation and are offering this wine at special pre-arrival pricing. For collectors and Piedmont fanatics, as well as those of you new to the game, this is a benchmark wine.

To place your order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Robert Schagrin
Managing Partner
Crush Wine & Spirits