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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 2004
Aldo Conterno Colonnello Barolo 2004
(search item no. 120379)
collectible wine
older vintages

Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $159.00

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
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Colonnello Barolo is a slightly deeper color, with a nose of tar, redcurrant and mint. It is silky in the mouth and finishes with ripe and even tannins.
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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.