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Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo DOCG Colonnello 2013

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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 though the entire range from the entry level Bussia Soprana is superb.

Grapes for the 2013 vintage of Colonnello from Poderi Aldo Conterno were hand harvested in mid-October. Vinified with skin contact inside stainless steel vats, staying on contact with the skins for 30 days: during this time the alcoholic fermentation gets fully complete. The new wine is racked several times before transfer to large Slavonia oak casks where it is aged and refined for 28 months.

The luster of new oak shines bright here, as do the very bright and assertively ripe cherries and red plums, as well as orange zest. The tannins are a highlight with a very fluid and fleshy core of red-fruit flavor, building to a tight and long finish. This is regal Barolo. Try from 2023.  - JamesSuckling.com, 26 Nov 2019, 98 Points

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Nebbiolo
Country - Italy
Region - Piedmont
Vintage - 2013
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%