2009 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia

February 5, 2015

Name:2009 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia
Vintage:2009
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo
Producer:Poderi Aldo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte/ Barolo / Monforte d'Alba
Alcohol:15%

Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia effectively replaced the winery’s  Barolo normale which was released from 2004 to 2008 as a blend from their plots in Monforte (Bussia) and in Barolo. After losing his vineyards in Barolo to a landslide, Giacomo Conerno decided to “retire” the non-cru Barolo and, starting from 2009, to release the Barolo Bussia instead.

I quite liked the “basic” Barolo from Aldo Conterno in the past for what it was. A very solid workhorse, approachable at a relatively young age, a bit buttoned up and formulated, but not sterile or soul-less.

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2008 Aldo Conterno Bussiador

September 17, 2014

Name:Bussiador
Vintage:2008
Type:White Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay
Producer:Aldo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte / Langhe
Alcohol:14.0%

Lighter body and nice balancing acidity compared to earlier vintages I had. White fruit and floral nose with a moderate (and complementing) oak presence. Logical progression of the flavors, add citrus cameo. Pleasant long finish. Solid.

2006 Aldo Conterno Il Favot Langhe Nebbiolo

September 16, 2014

Name:Il Favot Langhe Nebbiolo
Vintage:2006
Varietal:Nebbiolo, Lampia, Michet
Producer:Aldo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte / Langhe
Alcohol:n/a

Lovely, if young. Fruit and rose dominates the aroma, pared with slightly meaty undertones. Acidity, fruit and tannins are still searching their perfect balance, but adjusting for its youth, this is a very, very nice Langhe, especially for the price. Should be a joy at 10+ y.o.