• 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: au naturel
      • Expansion: stainless steel/wood barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • 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. Shippingavailable immediately

      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: au naturel
      • Expansion: 12 months wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • 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. Shipping< 24 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: au naturel
      • Expansion: stainless steel/oak barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • 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. Shippingavailable immediately

      49,90 €
    • "Bussiador" Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2017

      “Bussiador” Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2017

      One of the great Chardonnay of the Langhe. Ripe, lush bouquet of peach, ripe tropical fruits and fine hints of yellow citrus fruits. In the mouth it is creamy and of impressive volume, full and smooth, gliding over the tongue and palate and surprising in the last third with a fresh allusion to citrus and minerals. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Plenty of white peaches and sliced lemons with some very ripe mangoes. Full-bodied. Creamy. Hints of praline. So delicious." James Suckling

      "This beautiful Chardonnay opens to spicy intensity with dried apricot and tropical fruit, all presented with heightened intensity and volume. The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Langhe Chardonnay Bussiador is ripe and round with hints of yellow candy and ripe fruit. These opulent and softly voluptuous fruit flavors wrap smoothly over the palate. The finish is silky and fine with distant hints of crushed stone or mineral." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel/wood barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05410117 · 0,75 l · 78,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      58,90 €
    • 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: au naturel
      • Expansion: 30 months large wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • 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 €
    • Barolo Bussia "Vigna Romirasco" DOCG 2016

      Barolo Bussia “Vigna Romirasco” DOCG 2016

      The grapes of the Romirasco come from the single vineyard of the same name in the district of Bussia. The vines stand at an altitude of about 400 m and are up to 55 years old. It is the probably spiciest representative in the total program Aldo Conternos. In the nose fine notes of tar and smoke, in addition cherry, elderberries and menthol. On the palate, notes of raspberry, currant, rosemary and thyme immediately take over. The wine stands almost vertically in the glass, the different fruit and spice components marry in a most elegant way and make this wine monument one of the most irresistible representatives of the entire Barolo world. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby garnet. Compact nose with notes of rum pot, pickled cherries and some vanilla. Dense and exceedingly rich on the palate, opens up and builds in many layers, rich pressure, final with nougat." Falstaff

      "Similar to the neighbouring Cicala vineyard, Romirasco is slightly less steep with a bit more sand and magnesium in the soil. Nevertheless, the predominantly limestone-rich clay ultimately gives a forceful, robust and heady expression. It is more immediately scented than the Cicala with winter mint, cedar, sage blossom and rosemary emerging persuasively from the glass. Sumptuous and mouth filling, dark fruits coat copious chewy tannins that will need a few years to relax their assertive dry grip." Decanter

      "This Barolo shows pretty sharpness and focus thanks to its robust layers of mineral and forest fruit. The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2016 Barolo Bussia Romirasco is a layered wine with power and 15% alcohol that you do definitely notice. The wine is fleshy and rich with rum spice and dark fruit, balsam and some end notes of spice, sandalwood and leather. The finish is a little hot, but the wine is ready for 10 years or more of careful cellar aging." Robert Parker

      "The dried flowers are so impressive on the nose here with lavender and lily, as well as raspberries and dried strawberries. Full-bodied, yet so tight and refined with fantastic precision and focus. Very reserved and tight now." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Falstaff:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 32 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2046+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05412616 · 0,75 l · 265,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      199,00 €
    • Barolo Bussia "Vigna Cicala" DOCG 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Barolo Bussia “Vigna Cicala” DOCG 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Barolo Cicala is probably the most powerful representative of Aldo's Barolos. Due to the steep slope, the grapes here receive a few more hours of sunshine per year. Bright ruby red. Restrained fragrance of cherry and tropical yellow fruits. On the palate it is powerful, precise and with a finely chiselled tannin structure. A ripe, dense and yet fine Barolo for wine lovers who like it intense and powerful. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby with a fine garnet rim. Very intense, full-bodied nose of ripe cherries, plums and some liquorice, also roasted hazelnuts in the background. Lots of grippy, gripping tannin on the palate, rich and dense, dark fruit, very good concentration, is currently still in an embryonic stage, try again in five years." Falstaff

      "Aldo Conterno’s three 2016 Baroli from the Bussia Soprana slope are well-defined in their diverse personalities, despite the close proximity of each site. Of the trio, the Cicala demonstrates the greatest balance. Essentially flanked by Colonello and Romirasco, Cicala is a steep plot with calcareous soil particularly rich in calcium carbonate and iron. It offers density and ripeness without being too heavy, as well as ample power without over-flexing its muscles. The palate is mineral-driven and flinty with liquorice, sage, spearmint and bloody nuances divulging slowly. Entrancing tension here." Decanter

      "The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2016 Barolo Bussia Cicala offers a ripe fruit profile with layers of menthol and medicinal herb. The finish is beautiful, long and chalky, and you don't get as much alcohol in the Cicala (compared to Romirasco). The fruit is dried and streamlined, and this wine does show good promise for aging. The tannins are beautiful, coating your teeth and palate with no bitter edge." Robert Parker

      "Alluring aromas and flavors of cherry and raspberry are deftly accented by balsamic notes of eucalyptus, juniper and sage. Sandalwood, iron and tobacco elements chime in as this finishes long and firm." Wine Spectator

      "A really exotic red, showing burnt orange-peel to the dried-strawberry, chocolate-powder and light toasted-oak character. It’s full-bodied and chewy, yet ever so polished. A wild wine." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :96 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: au naturel
      • Expansion: 30 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05412916 · 1,5 l · 219,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      329,00 €
    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)