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Expert Picks: Renzo Seghesio and Giacomo Conterno

Posted on | December 23, 2013 | Written by Perry Porricelli | 1 Comment

PerryIt’s the holiday season and everyone is coming by for a glass. I wanted to share a couple of wines that I poured for some very lucky, Barolo-loving clients. Barolo is, after all, the traditional Italian holiday gift, so it only made sense to pour two of my favorites.

Renzo Seghesio Barolo Pajana Riserva 2004 $69.90

I opened this wine recently, and it was a beauty. The classic characteristics of Nebbiolo were on display—clear, vibrant red fruits with lots of spice earthy tones and even a touch of mushroom. Really delicious now, this wine will age for many more years.

Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia 2006 $149.00

This was a brooding baby. It held the typical purity of fruit that you get from this level of Nebbiolo, but it was definitely reserved. The richness and powerful fruit quality was subdued waiting for its chance to shine. If you decanted this baby for six or more hours, it would begin to show some of its stuff, but it’s probably better to leave it in the cellar for a while. Never the less, this is a magnificent bottle of wine that will grace your tables for 20-plus years—kind of like its bigger brother Monfortino.

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