Cantine Giacomo Conterno was founded in 1908 when Giacomo’s father, Giovanni Conterno started a wine bar in the village of San Giuseppe. Giovanni focused on producing only high quality Barolo solely made in the best vintages with long fermentation and aging periods to create the best aging potential for his Giacomo Conterno wines. The Giacomo Conterno Monfortino is widely considered one of the standout Barolos from the region and was the first Barolo made in what has come to be known as the classic style. Giovanni Conterno passed away in 1934 and his son Giacomo took over the reigns at the Giacomo Conterno winery. The winery is still a family run business with Roberto Conterno overseeing the operations at Giacomo Conterno vineyards which are planted solely with Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes. While there are a handful of various wines that are produced at the Giacomo Conterno winery, it is the Monfortino Riservas which are only made in the finest of vintages that typically find their way to the top of our Giacomo Conterno ratings. For more information on this historic winery be sure to check out our Giacomo Conterno reviews below.