Giacomo Conterno is one of Piedmont’s traditionalist producers, and one of its most renowned. Founded at the turn of the 20th century by Giacomo Conterno, the winery passed to his son Giovanni in the mid-20th century. When he died a few years ago his son Roberto took over. Located on 35 acres in Monforte d’Alba, in Piedmont, Robert M. Parker Jr. calls the producer “the quintessential conservative, traditional winery that makes no concessions to modern-day tastes or the bottom line.” Parker added that Conterno wines “consistently develop into profoundly complex, multidimensional wines that stand the test of time.” The vineyards are planted to Nebbiolo d’Alba and Barbera d’Alba. Conterno’s signature wines are the Barolo Cascina Francia and Barolo Riserva Monfortino.