The word "Monfortino" appears for the first time on a bottle of Barolo from 1924: it is Giacomo Conterno who, directing the family production from bulk to bottles, wants to emphasize the municipality where the cellar is located and where most of the grapes purchased to produce it.
In 1974 Giacomo bought the Cascina Francia vineyard in Serralunga d'Alba: 14 hectares of land particularly suited for the cultivation of Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes.
Today Roberto, Giacomo's grandson, carries on the family tradition with absolute rigor, producing structured and elegant wines of great charm and longevity.
The vineyard is cultivated with traditional systems and leaves nothing to chance: careful pruning, elimination of excess bunches, defoliation to allow the passage of sun and air on the grapes, harvest in the best period: simple and ancient precautions very useful for obtaining excellent wines.
Giacomo Conterno's Barolo Monfortino Riserva is considered one of the best investment wines in the wine sector as well as being an ambassador of Italian excellence in the world.