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Poderi Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Barolo Cicala 1985

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Spicy and herbal on the nose with sandy, high-toned earthy notes and a touch of sweaty, skunkiness. This is not terrible complex and rather low keyed but with nice, almost savory, blackberry and toasted sunflower seed tones. In the mouth this is rich and gentle with a linear, focused feel on the palate. There’s a lot of bitter cherry fruit, with hints of game, violet pastille, and juniper but overall this comes off as a bit simple. Round, friendly and ready, but a bit simple. 90pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Poderi Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Barolo Cicala

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,699
4.00 5
03/23/2010

Spicy and herbal on the nose with sandy, high-toned earthy notes and a touch of sweaty, skunkiness. This is not terrible complex and rather low keyed but with nice, almost savory, blackberry and toasted sunflower seed tones. In the mouth this is rich and gentle with a linear, focused feel on the palate. There’s a lot of bitter cherry fruit, with hints of game, violet pastille, and juniper but overall this comes off as a bit simple. Round, friendly and ready, but a bit simple. 90pts



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