Seckford has been working with Diego Conterno and son Stefano for a number of vintages now. One of a group of revitalised Barolo producers, they are making superb wines in Piedmont. Since 2010 the estate has been wholly organic - labelled as such from the 2014 vintage.
It is great to see the wines getting the recognition of the wine press that they deserve. Antonio Galloni is a huge fan of the estate saying ‘Conterno and his son, Stefano, craft nuanced, classically inspired wines of real character”. We think these wines show off the true nature of both traditional yet modern winemaking in Italy.
We are delighted to offer two brilliant wines from Diego Conterno, which offer great value. Dolcetto d’Alba is one of the “under the radar” stars of Piedmont, made across seven zones, with Alba being its heart. Dolcetto ripens almost a month earlier than Nebbiolo, thriving on the softer soils around Barbaresco. Made without the use of oak, allows it to show its vibrant cherry & violet nose. We think Dolcetto d’Alba is one of the finest value buys in Italy.
Langhe Nebbiolo, often referred to as ‘baby Barolo’, is effectively a second wine for Diego Conterno. Coming from younger vines and other sites within the estate, it drinks earlier than Barolo and like the Dolcetto it makes for superb everyday drinking!
The prices below include delivery. At under £13 & £15 a bottle on the table respectively these wines are excellent value for money and they are available for immediate delivery.
2018 Dolcetto d'Alba
£77 per six bottles, delivered
Beautiful crunchy red cherry fruit leaping out of the glass, such pure and aromatic fruit. On the palate the zippy acidity and tannin are lithely woven with perfectly ripe fruit. This is such a joy to drink. (Seckford Wines - March 2020)
2017 Nebbiolo d'Alba Baluma
£89 per six bottles, delivered
'Juicy ripe red fruit, red plum, quite structured with good acidity. Nebbiolo d’Alba must have a year ageing before release whereas Langhe Nebbiolo can be released whenever, and is declassified Nebbiolo d’Alba!' (David Berry-Green)