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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 2001
Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 2001
(search item no. 89559)
collectible wine
older vintages

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Good full medium red. Highly nuanced nose of red berries, minerals, flowers, spices, underbrush and caramel. Then juicy and tight in the mouth, with very brisk, firm flavors of red berries and minerals. At once superripe and gripping. Perhaps a bit uncharacteristically structured and closed for this bottling, owing to its excellent acidity and tightly wound tannins. Slow-building finish is long and perfumed."
-International Wine Cellar
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About Poderi Aldo Conterno:

Aldo Conterno's family has been producing and ageing the great Piedmontese wines for more than five generations. Today the winery, which is situated in Località Bussia Soprana at Monforte d'Alba, still vinifies grapes that come exclusively from its own vineyards in the hills around Alba, in the heart of the Barolo production zone. Our vineyards have a southerly/ south-westerly exposure for the 80%, whereas their altitude is approximatively 480 metres above sea-level. The soil is formed by some strata of more or less compact grey-brown sand, alternated with white and bluish calcareous marls. Rational cultivation techniques, controlled must fermentation, and traditional system of vinification and ageing combine to produce great wines of fine quality.