G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino 1955

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Very Large Bottles

Here are pictures of an 11.5 liter bottle of 1955 Monfortino:
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This bottle measures between 57 and 58 cm high (which is between 22 and 23 inches high).

Rough translation of back label (provided by Greg dal Piaz):

THE WINE MONFORTINO

Produced with Nebbiolo grapes selected and harvested in Monforte d'Alba is a hot wine, with the color of antique brick with a transparent shadow, clear, with a rich bouquet, ample and long, you collect from the surface, violets, then tar, and in closing dried rose.
The wine Monfortino should be drunk at 18-20C.
This wine Monfortino Reserve 1955 was aged in botte #8, with a capacity of about 38 hectoliters and was reserved and bottled for Sir Giacomo Cora, the owner of the respectable firm A. Migliavacca of Milano.

Exclusive production from the cantina of Giacomo Conterno, Monforte d'Alba, (Italy)

We filled up 100 big bottles of 1/4 brenta.

This one is #3

contains 1/4 brenta- antique peimontese measure.


The side of the front label reads:

Net Contents 11,510 liters -- 13,50 percent alcohol




Here are pictures of a bottle of 1955 Monfortino, which I am told is 12.5 liters:
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Here is a picture of a bottle of 1955 Monfortino, which I am told is 13.5 liters:

 

 


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