Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008
In years of outstanding quality, a selection is made while the Nebbiolo grapes are still on the vines, and the very best are reserved to become Monfortino. The two Barolos are fermented identically, with the exception that no temperature control is employed for Monfortino no matter how high the temperatures may go. The wines are then racked into their respective botti for élevage. The Barolo "Francia" is bottled after approximately four years in wood, and the Monfortino after approximately seven years.