• Rosso Langhe DOC 2017

      Rosso Langhe DOC 2017

      Bright ruby red with a light edge. The bouquet is floral with fragrant notes of cherry and strawberry. Beguiling on the palate with sweet fruit and spice notes, an all round fruity, juicy experience with lovely presence, serious depth and smoothness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromatic, featuring cherry, black currant, rose and wild herb aromas and flavors. It's firmly structured, and terrific now for its beautiful aromas." Wine Spectator

      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Freisa, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel/wood barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05412117 · 0,75 l · 25,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      18,90 €
    • "Conca Tre Pile" Barbera d'Alba DOC 2017

      “Conca Tre Pile” Barbera d’Alba DOC 2017

      This lush and silky smooth Barbera is released only three years after the harvest. Dark ruby red with bright reflexes. In the full bouquet black cherry, cassis, dark chocolate and some ripe plum. In the taste again this cherry, in addition a lot of meat and a good acidity. It is full of balance and minerality and does not seem broad or even corpulent at any sip. A fresh wine with impressive typicity, finesse-rich and of beguiling harmony. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This red is brawny and thick, with blackberry, black plum, tamarind and tar flavors. The solid structure lends support, while the oak treatment expresses itself on the spicy finish." Wine Spectator

      "A juicy, chewy barbera with blackberry, dried-strawberry and orange-peel aromas and flavors. It’s full, fresh and lightly chewy." James Suckling

      "The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile is piled high with dark fruit intensity, soft tannins and a pinch of fresh acidity that breaks apart the wine's rich fruit flavors. The hot vintage has taken well to the Barbera grape, accentuating its volume, richness and generosity. The bouquet offers black fruit, dried plum, spice, truffle-infused earth and toasted hazelnut." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05412217 · 0,75 l · 39,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      29,90 €
    • "Il Favot" Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2017

      “Il Favot” Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2017

      The grapes for this "little Barolo" come from the Bussia vineyards of the winery. Strong ruby with garnet reflections. In the Bouquet sweet, red fruits and notes of forest soil. Greatly woven on the palate, very supple and rich, with very appealing length and great drinking flow. The Nebbiolo character is clearly present, in addition a well-balanced extract sweetness, which already strengthens the extremely harmonious overall impression in young years. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fruity and creamy red with walnut and dark-chocolate aromas and flavors. Just a hint of coffee bean. It’s full and flavorful. Like a baby Barolo. Needs time to soften." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel/oak barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05412817 · 0,75 l · 66,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      49,90 €
    • Barolo Bussia DOCG 2016

      Barolo Bussia DOCG 2016

      The grapes for the Bussia come from the sites below Cicala, Colonnello and Romirasco. Bright, almost transparent ruby. Fine aromas of dried blueberries, cassis, menthol and herbs. Elegant Burgundy style on the palate, with a fine, silky texture and a lovely freshness in the mouth. Accompanying this very direct Barolo are flavors of raspberry, black cherry and plum. An impressive entry into the very own world of Piedmont mastermind Aldo Conterno. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 30 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,75 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,05 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,44
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05412316 · 0,75 l · 98,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      73,90 €
    About the winemakersAldo ConternoPiedmont
    Aldo Conterno

    Hardly any other winery became so successful so quickly. Not only because Aldo Conterno came from a well-known family of winegrowers, but also because he brought the highest quality from his top vineyards right from the start. And not least because, like some of his ancestors in the 19th century, he emigrated to California in the 1950s to produce wine with his uncle - and therefore had contacts that enabled him to export. But like most of his ancestors, Aldo returned after a few years to produce the finest Barolo with his father Giacomo and brother Giovanni.

    The Conterno family already produced wine in the Monforte d'Alba region in the 19th century. As almost all families at that time, the wine was sold in barrels. The winegrowers in Piedmont were very poor at that time, even if it is hard to imagine it today. Aldo's grandfather Giovanni was the first to believe in success through quality. He filled the first Barolo Riserva in the 1920s. However, Conterno wines first became famous through Aldo's father Giacomo Conterno, who took over the winery at the end of the 1930s, and especially after the Second World War with his complex and storable Barolo convinced. In 1961 the sons took over the company. While Giovanni wanted to rigorously continue the traditional style with which the Conternos became famous, Aldo wanted a softer, more fruity style. As the brothers could not agree, Aldo Conterno struck when the Fattoria Favot, a farm in the middle of the best locations of Bussia, was for sale and founded the Poderi Aldo Conterno in 1969.

    However, to call him a "modernist" would not be right either, because he converted his style into 2,500 litre barrels and thus differed from the "Barolo Boys" who used barriques. However, he started early with yield reduction, fermented with natural yeasts, moved the wines after about a month and separated them from the skins a little earlier than others. Thus he achieved complex Barolo, which were nevertheless more fruity and a little earlier accessible than those of the "real" traditionalists. Success proved him right. In the 1990s he successfully produced and sold up to 300,000 bottles per year.

    And yet he wasn't really satisfied. He began again to change and to set on still higher quality, finally he possessed nevertheless the best situations of the area. The purchase of grapes was reduced and gradually completed. The own vineyards were converted to organic cultivation and the yield reduction was carried out even more rigorously. Up to five runs of "green harvest" with approx. 5,000 vines per hectare resulted in a yield of only 15-25 hl per hectare, extremely little. Today, only about 80,000 bottles are produced from 28 hectares of grapes.

    Due to the low yield, however, the grapes ripen physiologically earlier, can be harvested up to a week earlier - and bring not only ripe fruit but also a finer acidity. This is the special style of the Aldo Conterno wines. Complex, rich in finesse, fruity and silky elegance. Unmistakable.

    In 2012, when Aldo Conterno died, his sons Franco and Giacomo continued the business. Stefano Conterno is the oenologist and is in charge of the production. The Barolo Colonnello, Cicala and Romirasco sites, all individual crusts from Bussia, as well as the legendary "Granbussia", which results from manual selection of the best grapes from these sites, still mature for an extremely long time in the large Slavonian oak barrels. For the Chardonnay and newer wine specialities, French barriques have now also found their way into the cellar, although they are used extremely discreetly. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1969
    • Owners: Franco, Giacomo and Stefano Conterno
    • Oenologist: Stefano Conterno
    • Annual production: approx. 80,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 28 hectares
    • Organic and biodynamic cultivation (not certified)