Aldo Conterno


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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Okay, so I have been away, but I am really excited about those Fenocchio Bussia ... ... Paiagallo, '00 Aldo Conterno Granbussia, and a hodgepodge of '04-'06-'07 Barolos.  But I did go long on '10s and I also agree that the '11s will probably drink better early. Speaking of Barbarescos, I asked Jamie and Chambers will be bringing in Cascina del... Read More

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  • I'm kind of glad this one came back to life as I was checking in for the ... ... traditionalists frown on Aldo Conterno, where they scrape the botte frequently (every couple years).  This exposes new wood, and exposes the wines to harsh tannins--again.  AC supposedly uses something that even chips up the surface a bit.  Barrel size and age is ... Read More

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  • Fox, I have a 2000 Aldo Conterno too!  Oops, no, 1999 and just Bussia.  It'll be here when you and the fam visit well after the renos!EMark, sounds sublime.  Your whole day I mean.  I like Saint Saens, Gabby Faure and Debussey too.  But I think I'd need a Cote Rotie to go with (I'd say Burgundy, but you know Greg and I....).Were you sitting on t... Read More

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  • Sorry, I was counting producers, 6 of whom were Cali.  I counted Lanessan ... (Gaja, Sandrone, Voerzio, Aldo Conterno) but carry nothing traditional or a little challenging.  Just really famous stuff.I've had good experiences with HDH, but very limited.  BPWines and Last Bottle have treated me well (I get my wine first thing in the morning) bu... Read More

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  • Had a curry chicken thing for dinner and a Burrowing Owl (same as last night , ... could have chosen an older Aldo Conterno, but was merciful.  A nice evenin Read More

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • I should add that GregT (too modest to say it himself) is one of the foremost ... ... a high margin area, say, Aldo Conterno from Barolo, or Vieux Telegraphe from Chateauneuf, your job is probably easier than establishing a great product from Yeclas or Montsant.  You can do the homework and paperwork and bring in many containers full of great ... Read More

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  • As the wine industry grows, more and more people are drinking wine.  I have found that Spanish Wines are very few if any at most Wine Shops.  I have an opportunity to buy directly from the Vineyard but am a bit cautious with all the varieties of wine nowadays.  How will I separate myself from the thousands of other wine brands and countries?  An... Read More

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  • JD, that Burlotto Monvigliero is a gorgeous wine, one of the best on the ... ... ... wines.  We skipped Aldo Conterno, Damilano, and pretty much everything on there.  You posted another list with Capellano and maybe Cannonica which we tasted.  Great visits at each.  Terrific wines.Greg's still buried and hasn't gotten his notes together from ... Read More

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  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really do like Chambers Street. How many of these were you drinking over in Italy, Fox?The non-Italians are mouth-watering, too. More Cellar Search ResultsWe've finished inventory and have turned up some more interesting bottles - at interesting prices.Click to view up-to-date in... Read More

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