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Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot 2003

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Aldo Conterno’s family has been producing great Piedmontese wines for more than five generations. Since setting up on his own after splitting with his brother Giovanni (who kept the Giacomo Conterno label), Aldo has been in the front rank of Piedmontese producers. He has been an innovator of great importance and the dynamism which engendered such innovation has been passed onto his sons, who now run the winery. The wine remained for 6 months in stainless steel vats. It was racked several times and then put into 100% new oak barriques where it remained for eighteen months. The barriques comprise Allier, Troncais, Nevers and Vosges oak. The wine was then kept in bottle for another year.

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Alexana Winery:
Alexana Wines was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of making Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s reputation stretches beyond the borders of Willam... Read more
Alexana Wines was born of Dr. Madaiah Revana’s love of the great wines of Burgundy. In the spring of 2005, Dr. Revana began a search for both the ideal region and an experienced winemaker with the goal of making Pinot Noirs that could rival those from Burgundy. His search ended in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he met Lynn Penner-Ash. Lynn’s reputation stretches beyond the borders of Willamette Valley where she has crafted world-class wines for two decades. She has established herself as a premier winemaker of Burgundian-style wines with her label, Penner-Ash. Wine Spectator said she brings “the perfect blend of science, artistry and passion…. Her signature style has brought a new perspective” to winemaking. Lynn was aware of Dr. Revana’s vision and commitment to producing world-class wines. She knew of his Napa Valley winery, Revana Family Vineyard, whose Cabernet’s produced by winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett have quickly gained status as among the best in Napa. After agreeing to work together, they began looking for a vineyard property that could become the foundation of a great estate Pinot Noir program. Lynn’s vivid descriptions of the microclimates, soils and elevations of the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills appellation gave them an immediate focus. Fortuitously, they found an 80-acre property in the famed Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley. Sixteen acres had already been meticulously planted with Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. After purchasing the property, further acreage was developed and a wide range of Pinot Noir clones were planted. In 2006, the first two wines, a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir were made from the property. A third Pinot Noir was made from the famed Shea Vineyard. Dr. Revana then gave the wines and the property their name, Alexana – after his daughter Alexandra Revana. Read less

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549190,100
4.50 5
02/07/2009

A big change from my first tasting. Intense nose of sweet tobacco, clove, mushroom and leather with raspberry fruit hidden beneath. Full bodied with balanced acidity Dark cherries, raisin and earthy notes. Long finish and lots of room for improvement over time. This is one of those glasses of wine that reminds you of what you love about nebbiolo.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549190,100
4.00 5
09/02/2009

A dark red color in the glass with aromas wafting up into the room after pouring. Everyone sits around waiting to take the official sniff., this bottle has been open for three hours Once we do jump in, it's all that and a bag of chips... Raspberry jam, roses, forest floor, mulling spices and new leather rise from the glass. This is one of those Nebbiolo's that you can smell, never taste, and still feel satisfied. On the palate, blackberries and licorice with raisin, earth, leather, cinnamon and a bit of charred wood on the finish which is long with a tannic kiss.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549190,100
4.00 5
10/16/2008

Intense, needs a little more time but certainly enjoyable. Plums, currant all intense dark fruit, full bodied and deceptively sweet. Big crowd pleaser. 2003 Nebbiolo in every way.


Snooth User: robertoabr
35917446
5.00 5
02/21/2011

Five glasses



Aldo Conterno’s family has been producing great Piedmontese wines for more than five generations. Since setting up on his own after splitting with his brother Giovanni (who kept the Giacomo Conterno label), Aldo has been in the front rank of Piedmontese producers. He has been an innovator of great importance and the dynamism which engendered such innovation has been passed onto his sons, who now run the winery. The wine remained for 6 months in stainless steel vats. It was racked several times and then put into 100% new oak barriques where it remained for eighteen months. The barriques comprise Allier, Troncais, Nevers and Vosges oak. The wine was then kept in bottle for another year.

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