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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  • Barbera

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

  • Freisa

    Hailing from Italy’s Piedmont region, this vigorous red variety is used as a named varietal and is vinified into both...

  • 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...

  • 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 Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot 2003

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    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 nebbi... Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia Soprana 1994

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    Oak, tobacco, prune, raisin,balance, finish Read More

    Wine review by keangary


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo 2004

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    Intensely perfumed in the glass with musky, porcini top notes and a deep forest floor underlay. There is a touch of deisel fume that whafts in and out but the sharp, intense fruits sweet and ripe with an edge of apricot to the red berry notes. This marries big power with elegance and presents intense wild strawberry fruit that is edged with spic... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot 2003

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • Wines tasted during this visit;2005 Bussiador Chardonnay 91pts2005 Barbera ... both home to, and winery for Poderi Aldo Conterno. The fantasy construction just added to the misconceptions I had about this famous estate. With first class marketing, and a distinct image, I had been under the impression that Poderi Aldo Conterno was approaching ... Read More

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  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo 2004

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    A 2 week maceration is followed by several months in stainless before being aged 28 to 30 months in Slavonian oak botte.Unlike the stern Colonello this is flamboyant with intense floral tones, layered sappy fruits, sweet, gentle spice tones and a touch of espresso foam. In the mouth this is downright suave with very fine tannins and a broad mout... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo 2004

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    A 2 week maceration is followed by several months in stainless before being aged 28 to 30 months in Slavonian oak botte.A touch of drying grass greats the nose then is followed by very precise emerging notes of sea grass and menthol. The tight dark fruit emerge slowly and remain reticent in the glass but the menthol and mineral tones gain in imp... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo 2004

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    This replaces the old Bussia Soprana bottling as with this vintage the fruit is now 80% Bussia and 20% from the commune of Barolo though they are contiguous parts of the same vineyard. The Barolo fruit used to go into the Favot but the vines have matured and are now producing juice worthy of being called Barolo. This macerates for 2-3 weeks in s... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Conterno Chardonnay Bussiador 2005

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    Both alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are done in 100% new barrique with a light+ toast level. The highest part of the Favot estate to the northeast of the property from 30 year old vines. Opened at cellar temperature this had fairly explosive and complex aromatics. Starting off slowly with a touch of banana and sandy soil notes this quick... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Nebbiolo Barolo Cicala 1998

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    Sweet and a touch beefy on the nose with spicy licorice tones and a gentle touch of woody/vanilla underlay. This gets a bit weird as bay leaf tones are joined by a strong buttery element and a bit of a cognac tone. Though round with good acids in the mouth, this is a bit muscularly styled with tannins that are a touch rustic though there is nice... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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