Poderi Aldo Conterno

Piemonte, piemonte Italy

Aldo Conterno is one of the historic names of Italian wine. The Conterno family has been making wine in Monforte since at least the 1700s. Aldo's grandfather, Giovanni Conterno, founded his own winery in 1908, which was then run by his son Giacomo. After a stint in the USA in the 1950s, Aldo worked with his older brother Giovanni in this winery until he decided to strike out on his own in 1969. Aldo's three sons now make the wine (Stefano) and run the business (Franco and Giacomo). Over the years, production has been deliberately reduced in order to increase quality. From the same 25 hectares of 60 year old vines, the family now produces 80,000 bottles rather than the 180,000 made in 1998. This intensity shines through in the wines.

The Barbera 'Conca Tre Pile' is elegant yet rich with the classic Barbera zip on the finish. The elegance of the 'Colonnello', scented with a silky texture and lovely mineral finish, contrasts with the more structured 'Cicala', which stands out with a length and grainy tannin structure that few wines can match. The Romirasco is perfumed, intense, ripe and minerally with great length and superb tannins. The Romirasco vineyard, situated on the highest point of the hill of Bussia, provides 70% of the fruit in the Barolo 'Granbussia', giving aromatic intensity, length and balance to the wine. The stunning 2008 'Granbussia' was awarded 100 points by James Suckling.

 

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