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.
Feels a bit overripe, showing cooked plum, leather, licorice, sandalwood, toasty and vanilla flavors. The tannins are gruff, though overall the balance leans to the dry side. Delivers fine length, with a graphite note emerging on the mouthwatering aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2047. Date: Feb 2020; Rating: 94 Points; Bruce Sanderson; Wine Spectator
Perfumed and very bright with dried flowers, dark berries and a sandalwood undertone. Full body, integrated tannins and a soft and polished finish. Very pretty and structured. Harmonious. Measured. Drink from 2023. Date: Nov 2019; Rating: 96 Points; Nick Stock; JamesSuckling.com
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