2009 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia

February 5, 2015

Name:2009 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia
Type:Red Wine
Producer:Poderi Aldo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte/ Barolo / Monforte d'Alba

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.


2008 Aldo Conterno Bussiador

September 17, 2014

Type:White Wine
Producer:Aldo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte / Langhe

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
Varietal:Nebbiolo, Lampia, Michet
Producer:Aldo Conterno
Region:Italy / Piemonte / Langhe

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.