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Poderi Aldo Conterno, Barolo ‘Bussia’

Italy | 2015

£68 a bottle

Deep red in colour with a purple sheen, Bussia has a fine nose which shows floral and herbaceous notes with subtle red fruits. With its supple tannins, great depth, lovely intensity of flavour and a touch of minerality, this Barolo is a classic example of the Nebbiolo grape at its best.

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Origin

85% of the fruit for this Barolo comes from a selection of the best vineyards on the Bussia Soprana hill. The remaining 15% comes from a vineyard, owned by the Conterno family, situated within the commune of Barolo, where vines are at least 25 years old.

Producer

Aldo Conterno is one of the historic names of Italian wine. The Conterno family has been making wine in Monforte since at least the 1700s. Aldo’s grandfather, Giovanni Conterno, founded his own winery in 1908 which was then run by his son, Giacomo. After a stint in the USA in the 1950s, Aldo worked with his older brother Giovanni in this winery until he decided to strike out on his own in 1969. Aldo’s three sons now make the wine (Stefano) and run the business (Franco and Giacomo). Over the years, production has been deliberately reduced and the family now produces 80,000 bottles rather than the 200,000 produced in 1998.

Grape Variety

100% Nebbiolo

The grapes were fermented on the skins in stainless-steel vats for 20 -30 days, with temperatures peaking at 32°C. The wine then spent 28 months in Slavonian oak casks before bottling.

Food Match

This wine cries out for an amazing piece of beef – Piedmontese if you can – cooked simply. For those of you of the vegetarian persuasion, it’s ideal with a wild mushroom risotto drizzled with truffle oil.

Alcohol Percentage

14.5%

Additional information

Alcohol Percentage

14.5%

Country of Origin

Region

Piemonte

Grape Variety

Food Pairing

Beef, Mushrooms, Red Meats

Vintage

2015

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

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