Castello di Neive – Unforced & Effortless Barbaresco from Neive

Castello di Neive

An estate synonymous with the famous township with which it shares its name is Castello di Neive. Years of family history within the area drove Giacomo Stupino to purchase the Castello which is now run by his children, Italo, Anna, Giulio and Piera. Even before the grand castle was purchased, Giacomo was producing local wines from the now-famous vineyards of Messoirano, Basarin and Valtorta with the understanding that these would one day be regarded as some of the best in the locale. Now, Castello di Neive is afforded international acclaim for their Barbaresco – especially the single-site Santo Stefano made in both regular Barbaresco and Riserva – which has in turn seen them produces better wines wine each passing vintage. The Barbaresco from here are unforced and effortless, we are proud to be the Australian custodians for Castello di Neive

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Paolo Conterno – Barolo’s New Champion

Conterno-Vineyard View 4

Ginestra – Monforte d’Alba’s steepest and best exposed cru

When Paolo Conterno released their stunning 2010 wines, we had an incredible response from those that tasted them and subsequently put them on their wine lists/retail shelves. That was the ‘unicorn’ vintage, the one we’ll be talking about many years from now, but this is 2011 and by all accounts these are some of the best wines ever to come from our Conterno. Established in 1886, the Paolo Conterno estate has belonged to the Conterno family for four generations. The vineyards (most of which stand in the historical cru of Ginestra) and the cellar are run with passion by Paolo and Caterina together with their son and daughter Giorgio and Marisa. The extremely high quality of the wines – the result of the combination of the extraordinary terroir, a unique microclimate, excellent vineyard exposure and the dedication of the Conterno family – has been acknowledged and prized by the Italian and international press.

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