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.