Estate: Casa Contini
Location: Molise, Italy
Winemaker: Alessandro Botter

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Casa Contini, Alessandro Botter

Location Molise, Italia.
(Multiple Locations)
120 hectares.
Estate Casa Contini.
(ka-ZAH cone-TEE-nee)
Winemaker Alessandro Botter.
(ah-lay-SAHN-dro BOW-tehr)
Enologist Alessandro Botter.
(ah-lay-SAHN-dro BOW-tehr)
Enviro-Commitment Hand-harvested.
No irrigation.
Estate Production 15,000 cases.
Partnership Casa Contini has been part of the Largo family since 2007.

Located in the most obscure Italian region of all, Molise, Casa Contini is from the Eastern coast of Central Italy, in a place so remote, that in a country the size of California, only 1 in 100 Italians have been there. Casa Contini is a spectacular vineyard site (with a small house) owned for three generations by Botter family. Luca is in the wine bottling business, and is one of the most successful in the country, but he also owns this quirky patch of land that produces amazing, varietally classic fruit. Moreover, he ages the wines in large oak barrels for several years, gently and patiently imparting soft tannic structure into the wines. The result? They are Riservas that are immensely pleasing, ready to drink immediately, and a remarkable value. Thus, we found them too good to pass up. The wines do not meet our criteria for Small Vineyards, because the Botter family business is a true corporation, and the vineyard site is not in the smallest 10% in the region. So, with great enthusiasm, we import the wines under our Largo brand. The quality is stupendous, and sometimes exceptions such as these, best prove the rule.

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