Offered MAY 12th, 2017

Aldo Conterno, a legend in his own lifetime, has forged a reputation as one of Barolo’s very finest producers. Initially he worked alongside his brother Giovanni Conterno before he set up on his own in 1969. Today he is ably assisted by his sons Stefano, Franco and Giacomo. Conterno`s vineyards are located in the hills of Bussia in the Monteforte district of Barolo. He is most renowned for his single vineyard Barolos which are amongst the finest expressions in the region.

Though Aldo’s style of winemaking is by no means modern, a comparison to his brother’s wines illustrate the direction in which Barolo is progressing. Aldo Conterno has a rare and elusive ability to strike a balance between traditional and modern orientations, applying technology in a manner that supports the retention of Nebbiolo’s character while crafting wine with a broader appeal.

Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2013
36 bottles available, $85 per bottle

Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonello 2013
24 bottles available, $150 per bottle

98 points James Suckling: “Terrific aromas of blackberries, walnuts, spices, bark and mushrooms. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and bright acidity. So beautiful now but be patient. This needs four or five years to come completely together. Wow. What class and precision define this wine. The aromas show such subtle complexity and beauty. Full and tight with a solid core of fruit. Polished tannins to the maximum.”

Aldo Conterno Barolo Cicala 2013
24 bottles available, $150 per bottle

99 points James Suckling: “The aromas of flowers, blackberries, and white truffles are superb. Full to medium body and ultra-fine tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. An amazing Cicala. Don’t miss this.”

Aldo Conterno Barolo Romirasco 2013
12 bottles available, $195 per bottle

98 points James Suckling: “Beautiful dark fruits of crushed raspberries and blueberries plus hints of champignon mushrooms and black truffles. Lavender undertones. Full and chewy with lots of tannins. Old vines give this a mossy, bark-like undertone.”

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