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.
Ripe and broad, retaining a lively feel that defines the macerated plum, licorice, leather, tar and spice flavors. Shows an underlying streak of iron and a hint of black pepper as this winds down on the long finish. The tannins are assertive, balanced by ample fruit. Best from 2024 through 2045. Date: Feb 2020; Rating: 94 Points; Bruce Sanderson; Wine Spectator
Gorgeous aromas of dark berries, cedar and very ripe fruit that follow through to a full body, deep and dense tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Plush. Drink from 2022. Date: Nov 2019; Rating: 96 Points; Nick Stock; JamesSuckling.com
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