Aldo Conterno Box

In the 19th Century, after attempting emigration to Argentina, Giovanni Conterno returned home with his family back to his father Giuseppe's small winemaking farm in Monforte d'Alba. With his return to the business, Conterno increased the production of wine, sold in casks not only in Piemonte and Liguria but also as far as America. In response to market demand, the Conternos then undertook to create a superior Barolo, to be produced exclusively from the best vintages, with a long vinification period and capable of lasting over time. 

In the 1920s the first Barolo riserva was bottled. At the end of the 1930's, his son Giacomo took over and continued his father's tradition with commitment and foresight, visiting his clients in person and taking advantage of the prestige which Barolo was gathering to establish his own label in many regions of Italy. During these years, his sons Giovanni and Aldo began to assist and follow their father in running the business. In the mid-'50s Aldo decided to set out for America, with the ambition of creating a vine-growing and winemaking business with the help of an uncle who lived in California.  

In 1969, after his return to Italy, Aldo Conterno parted ways with his brother Giacomo in a dispute over wine making methods. Left on his own at age 38 to start from scratch, he founded Poderi Aldo Conterno and set out to create Barolos that soon attained cult status.

This box is about Conterno's 'other' wines.  No less beautiful than their incredible Barolos, this box is a mix of Conterno's iconic Chardonnay 'Bussiador', single-vineyard Barbera d'Alba and Langhe Rosso. 

Chardonnay 'Bussiador' 2016The 2018 is the third vintage of this wine. Its fermented whole-cluster and gently tread by foot once a day. The wine is bottled as early as possible in the spring, as soon asIit finishes its secondary fermentation to capture as much energy and vivid expression as is possible. This is the densest,  wildest and most meaty bottling to date. It’s most reminiscent of a wine from Gevrey Chambertin. 

Langhe Rosso 2016: A wine with plum, iron and iodine character on the nose and palate. Full to medium body and fine tannins. We always think of Conterno's lovely Barolos but try this. Drink now.

Barbera d'Alba 'Conca Tre Pile' 2016: Aldo Conterno's only Barbera d'Alba comes the upper hillside of the Bussia Soprano from Barbera vines of roughly 45 years.  This is a rich and complex Barbera, with brilliant but balanced acidity, fine tannins and wonderful longevity.  Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, and the wine is aged for 12 months in barrique.  .

 

  • Vintage: 2016
    Format: 6 x 750ml
    Availability: in stock
    Country: Italy
    Region: Piedmont
    Varietal(s): Multiple

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