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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 1996
Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 1996
(search item no. 23761)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $67.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Slightly deeper color, nose of tar, redcurrant and mint; sweet and silky in the mouth, finishes with ripe and even tannins.
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About 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.