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2006 Aldo Conterno - Barolo (Bussia Soprana)

ITALY / PIEDMONT / MONFORTE
abv 14.5%
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 43671-2006-750-3A
  • Rating: 16

    16,000 bottles made. Fermented in stainless steel, initially at a temperature of around 26 to 27 §C to help the natural yeast to multiply quickly, then it is allowed to go up to 31 §C. After about 2.5 - 3 weeks the wine, including the skins, is transferred to large oak casks of 25 to 75 hl, where its stays for about one to two weeks. This passage in wood allows for temperature control without technical means and aids integration of fruit, acid and tannins. Deep ruby with orange rim. Appealing orange peel, cherry and fruit-cake nose. Lovely cherry with chewy tannins. Already quite approachable, and with good freshness. Good balance too and finish shows real complexity. Can be drunk now, or cellared. (WS)
    Author: Walter Speller
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Medium red. Wild but reticent nose is still shocked by the July bottling, with its fruit suppressed. More classic in style but less differentiated in the early going than the 2005, with cedar and game notes, plenty of fat and sweetness and impressive richness. Best today on the juicy, persistent finish, which displays a strong tannic spine. Very young.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Nov/Dec 09
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Ripe and pure, featuring cherry, strawberry and spice aromas and flavors matched to an elegant frame. The finish feature dense tannins and a strong mineral component.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2006 Barolo is made from the estateƒA?'s youngest vines, which means an average age of 20-35 years at this address, mostly from the village of Monforte with a touch of Barolo. Sweet, fragrant aromatics lead to an elegant, supple Barolo with a plush core of fruit supported by dusty yet elegant tannins. Spices, flowers and small red fruits come to life on the long, attractive finish.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2015
    Author: Pali Wine Guy
Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines, made from the extremely age-worthy Nebbiolo variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 108 bottles owned
  • 16 collectors