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Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2015 £79.95
ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO BUSSIA
Aldo Conterno is known as the “King of Barolo” in Italy. His Poderi Aldo Conterno is situated in Monforte d'Alba on the prized Bussia Soprano vineyard in the heart of the Barolo region, where the Conterno family has been producing and aging the great Piemontese wines for more than five generations. Aldo left his legendary brother at his fathers cellar (the Giacomo Conterno estate) in 1969 to pursue his own winemaking interests and reputation to create the wines of Poderi Aldo Conterno in the Favot cellar. While Giovanni produces the more traditional style of the two Conterno brothers, Aldos wines are not considered modern. Aldo Conterno’s policy of producing only the highest quality wines while mixing tradition with innovation helps him make sterling Barolos that connoisseurs and critics alike love unabashedly.
Try with ribeye steak with black pepper sauce and wild mushrooms.
93 Points - Monica Larner for RobertParker.com
The 2015 Barolo Bussia is painted in the broadest of brush strokes when compared to the other wines tasted this year, which each hail from their own specific micro cru within the larger Bussia vineyard. This makes sense, because this wine sees fruit sourced from a much wider net. You do get a great sense of the vintage intensity and succulence with pretty layers of sweet fruit, rose, tilled earth and delicate button mushroom. This wine shows its pedigree with confidence. Some 15,000 bottles were made.