Poderi Aldo Conterno

+39 0173 78150 Bussia 48
Monforte d'Alba, 12065
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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 Read more »

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  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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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  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo 2004

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    This is still youthful and intensely aromatic with huge notes of medicinal herbs embedded in rich, sweet red fruits. There are subtle suggestions of incense and earth adding detail but this remains youthfully simple. On the palate this is gentle with tons of perfectly ripe fruit with a savory edge, more in the blackberry register than more red f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Barolo Cicala 1985

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    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. Theres a lot of bitter cherry fruit, with ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 1985

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    Theres a touch of nuttiness on the nose here but with so much rich fruit, spice and floral tones that its not disturbing at all. This gains a huge menthol top note as well but its well integrated into the intense aromatics that remain really fruit driven with deep wild cherry tones. The fruit really follows through on the palate with a sweet cor... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Dolcetto Masante 2006

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    Dark purple hue in the glass. Blackberries, toast and a bit floral. On the palate blackberries jam with vanilla. Very juicy and with really good acidity. Another good performance and a really good dolcetto but far from worth the $25 that some vendor try to get for this bottle. If it was in the $15 range than I'd probably score it higher. Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 1989

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    Very limited notes due mainly to a lack luster performance. This wine came across and a dark bruiser without any grace. The nose showed red fruit and wet leaves. The palate was chunky, showing red fruit, sage and a bit of tar. Poor performance from a bottle that I was really looking forward to. Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • Hi all, new around here. I'm rapidly approaching a milestone and will want to celebrate with a nice bottle. Not looking for something to cellar, but rather something to enjoy now.I've considered Barolo and Brunello, to Bordeaux and Burgundy. I'd like something with some age on it, and some muscle, but with nice finesse. Would like to keep it... Read More

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  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 1989

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    This smelled of old bones, shoe polish, and balsamic tones but overall was very ungiving and remarkably shallow. On the palate there is a lot of sweetness here from both fruit and wood lending this an easy style. This is neither complex not particularly well structured, but it is fruity. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Vigna Colonello 1982

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    Tasted this along side 1982 Giacosa Faletto Barbaresco. great cherries and smoke. drinking perfectly now. i wouldn't wait. Faletto was tighter on the palette and lacked the fruit. Buy it if you can find it. Read More

    Wine review by joe i


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot 2003

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    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 ... Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted, and I cant help but think back to what I said last year. 2005 is a successful vintage that reflects terroir and winemaking more than weather and will need more time to be as approachable as 2004.This years tasting was a mixed crop and a challenge.  Many of the wines suffered from one defect or another, be those ... Read More

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