Son of acclaimed Barolo pioneer Giacomo Conterno, Aldo Conterno parted ways with his winemaking family in 1969 to establish his eponymous winery, Poderi Aldo Conterno. Conterno’s goal was to produce wines that balanced the rich history and tradition of the Piedmont region with modern winemaking techniques and his fifty year career balancing these two opposing philosophies did much to elevate the reputation of this world renowned wine region. This offering from Conterno’s highly acclaimed portfolio boasts rich, robust notes of red fruit and spice and a delightful hint of violet on the long, lingering finish. While approachable now, this wine will also age beautifully for decades.
92 points Wine Spectator: "Starts out rich and full of pure cherry and raspberry flavors, featuring a sweetness that dissipates as the dusty tannins emerge. Shows a little heat, but finds balance in the end, with sweet fruit and spice notes. Best from 2016 through 2030. 600 cases imported." –BS
91+ points Stephen Tanzer - International Wine Cellar: "Moderately saturated medium red. Lovely Burgundian aromas of red cherry, raspberry and rose petal, plus a hint of marzipan. Silky on entry, then fresh and youthful in the mid-palate, with lovely cut and framing acidity to the red fruit and floral flavors. A generous style but wears its elevated alcohol gracefully, finishing with an almost tart cranberry character and lovely lingering perfume."
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