Established in 1982 (like your favourite wine merchant here) and tending 25 hectare of organic vineyards in Piedmont. These wines have always impressed me for their bright and crunchy fruit over the solid foundation of tannin and acid. Very, very good wines.
Despite being the largest grown variety Barbera is often the least interesting of the Piedmontese stable. Conterno Fantino break that trend and offer this wine, blue and purple fruits, clay/terracotta notes, roses, pepper and earth. The palate has a density of fruit but lightness of flavour. Moderate tannins, refreshing acidity and a long finish.