Aldo Conterno Langhe Il Favot Nebbiolo 2012 Front Label
Aldo Conterno Langhe Il Favot Nebbiolo 2012 Front Label

Aldo Conterno Langhe Il Favot Nebbiolo 2012

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The grapes used to make Il Favot come from vineyards which have undergone periodical implantations, and so have a maximum age of 15 years. The skin soaking is limited to 6-8 days so to extract few tannins and more color from the skins themselves, with the result of getting a well-colored wine with a remarkable softness.

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This is elegant, revealing kirsch, raspberry, licorice and earth flavors, framed by oak spice. Fine-grained tannins prevail on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2020. 250 cases imported.
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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.

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Attracting the most glory, prestige and fame to the Piedmont region, Nebbiolo in all of its expressions—Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Ghemme and Gattinara—creates a complex wine, truly unique for its delicate qualities combined with strength and a great potential to improve over time.

But Nebbiolo isn’t all there is to red wine from Piedmont! Barbera is the most planted variety and historically most popular as a dependable, food-friendly, everyday wine.

Beyond these two, a surprising number of red varieties call Piedmont their home. Worth a try include Dolcetto for its bold concentration and aromas of spice cake. Other grapes to investigate include Freisa, Croatina, Brachetto, Grignolino and Pelaverga.

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FBR115827_2012 Item# 205571

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