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Poderi Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Barolo Cicala 2006

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Five generations of the Poderi Aldo Conterno family have devoted their lives to wine and have instilled a deep respect for the identity of their terroir and a firm characterization of their wines. What is offered to those lucky enough to try these wines is simply the interpretation of the nebbiolo grape through deep rooted beliefs, by trying to mediate and to mix tradition with innovation, according to the Latin saying "in medio stat virtus". The wines never look for unconditional approval and their personality is never compromised! The grapevine variety for this famous wine is of course the grand and noble Nebbiolo, specifically the Michet and Lampia varieties. The vineyard itself is called “Cicala” Bussia (Monforte d'Alba). The grapes are hand harvested, with rigorous selection in the vineyard. This usually takes place in mid October. The vinification begins with skin soaking inside stainless steel vats, the must staying in contact with the skins for 15 days: during this time the alcoholic fermentation completes with the temperature reaching a peak of 32 degrees centigrade. The wine is then drawn off into stainless steel, where it remains for 3 to 5 months. It undergoes several decantings before being put into big Slavonian oak barrels, where it is left ageing for 28 to 30 months, then, it will be bottled. The wine features aromas of red fruits, along with balsamic, liquorice and herbal nuances. It is serious and well structured. Sweet fruit flavours linger nicely on the finish, which features a grip of tannin and some tingling, nervous acidity. It certainly will benefit from 5-15+ years in a cool dark place and will only deepen in character and increase in complexity. Serve with wild mushroom risotto, game and red meats.

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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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Five generations of the Poderi Aldo Conterno family have devoted their lives to wine and have instilled a deep respect for the identity of their terroir and a firm characterization of their wines. What is offered to those lucky enough to try these wines is simply the interpretation of the nebbiolo grape through deep rooted beliefs, by trying to mediate and to mix tradition with innovation, according to the Latin saying "in medio stat virtus". The wines never look for unconditional approval and their personality is never compromised! The grapevine variety for this famous wine is of course the grand and noble Nebbiolo, specifically the Michet and Lampia varieties. The vineyard itself is called “Cicala” Bussia (Monforte d'Alba). The grapes are hand harvested, with rigorous selection in the vineyard. This usually takes place in mid October. The vinification begins with skin soaking inside stainless steel vats, the must staying in contact with the skins for 15 days: during this time the alcoholic fermentation completes with the temperature reaching a peak of 32 degrees centigrade. The wine is then drawn off into stainless steel, where it remains for 3 to 5 months. It undergoes several decantings before being put into big Slavonian oak barrels, where it is left ageing for 28 to 30 months, then, it will be bottled. The wine features aromas of red fruits, along with balsamic, liquorice and herbal nuances. It is serious and well structured. Sweet fruit flavours linger nicely on the finish, which features a grip of tannin and some tingling, nervous acidity. It certainly will benefit from 5-15+ years in a cool dark place and will only deepen in character and increase in complexity. Serve with wild mushroom risotto, game and red meats.

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