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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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Poderi Aldo Conterno:
Aldo Conterno is known as the “King of Barolo” in Italy. Poderi Aldo Conterno is situated in Monforte d'Alba on the prized Bussia Soprano vineyard, in the heart of the Barolo region. The Conterno family has been producing and aging the great Piemontese wines for more than five generations. Aldo left his legendary brother at his father's cellar (the Giacomo Conterno estate) in 1969 to pursue his... Read more
Aldo Conterno is known as the “King of Barolo” in Italy. Poderi Aldo Conterno is situated in Monforte d'Alba on the prized Bussia Soprano vineyard, in the heart of the Barolo region. The Conterno family has been producing and aging the great Piemontese wines for more than five generations. Aldo left his legendary brother at his father's cellar (the Giacomo Conterno estate) in 1969 to pursue his own winemaking interests and reputation, creating the wines of Poderi Aldo Conterno in the "Favot" cellar. The estate exclusively vinifies its own 25 hectacres of grapes. The Conterno brothers parted ways back in the late sixties to create their own styles of Barolo, Giovanni producing the more traditional style of the two. However, Aldo's wines are not considered modern; he still refuses to age them in small barriques. The wines are more fruit driven than the earthy wines of the Giacomo Conterno estate across town in Monforte. Aldo Conterno’s corporate policy of producing only the highest quality wines while mixing tradition with innovation. Read less

Member Reviews for Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549178,005
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
92549178,005
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
92549178,005
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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