Aldo Conterno Barolo 2011
Located in Monforte d'Alba, Poderi Aldo Conterno is considered one of the finest producers in the region. The son of legendary producer Giacomo Conterno, Aldo formed his own estate in 1969 and was inspired by the modernist techniques of Angelo Gaja. Aldo sadly passed away in May 2012 and the estate is now run by his three sons, Franco, Stefano and Giacomo. They tend 25 hectares of vines including three cru vineyards on the famed Bussia slope in Monforte d'Alba. These three vineyard sites, Cicala, Colonello and Romirasco are the flagship wines from the estate through the entire range from the entry level Bussia Soprana is superb.
The 2011 Barolo is dark garnet in colour, with brilliant ruby lights. On the nose it is fragrant, with perfumes of red fruits, floweres and spice, particularly violets, maraschino cherries and nutmeg. Lovely rounded tannins on the palate give structure to the fruit which is more accessible than the previous vintage. A perfect balance and a long, perfumed finish.
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