Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
"A new Barolo wine, ‘Le Coste di Monforte’ is an especially cool site that sits at serious altitude at the furthest reaches of the Barolo zone, near Monforte d’Alba. Cool and spiced, with pronounced yet ripe tannins and a ton of floral nuance, ‘Le Coste’ is a thrilling new addition to the family’s already stellar lineup of Nebbiolo wines.
A rising star in the southern reaches of the Barolo zone, Diego Conterno and his son, Stefano, craft elegant Nebbiolo wines in Monforte d’Alba. Diego started his own project in 2000, after two decades at Conterno Fantino where he worked alongside his cousins, bringing with him a five-acre plot in ‘Ginestra,’ Monforte’s top cru. Conterno wines “blend the energy and brawn of Monforte with the translucence of traditionally inspired winemaking,” says Antonio Galloni. Rich and potent yet suave in perfume and flavor, Conterno wines are made naturally, fermented on indigenous yeasts and aged in traditional large oak cask (botti). All vines are cared for organically."