97pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Conterno Fantino 2016 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped shows beautiful richness and precision with abundant fruit, tar, smoke and black licorice. The wine is generous and exuberant in a manner that only Nebbiolo can be. In other words, it offers a big personality on a svelte and slender frame. Maceration times are short, lasting from 12 to 15 days, and the wine ages in barrique for 24 months. The fruit comes from a small site measuring slightly less than a hectare in Monforte d'Alba at a moderately high, cool altitude (at 360 to 380 meters above sea level). The opulence and softness of the winemaking is beautifully balanced against the precision and sharpness that is inherent to this vineyard site. Production is 6,200 bottles.
Intense ruby red which turns garnet in time; fruity and herbaceous bouquet with notes of ripe cherry confirmed on, full, fresh, flavorful palate. Long, crisp finish. This wine can be enjoyed both with meat dishes and seasoned cheese.