Aldo Conterno Barbera d&

Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba "Conca Tre Pile" DOC 2016
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 92]

Regular price $54.00 Sale price $44.97 Save $9.03

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About the Winery:
The "Poderi Aldo Conterno" winery is situated in Bussia of Monforte d'Alba which is the heart of the Barolo wine area. The estate, which vinifies exclusively its own grapes, consists of 25 hectares of vineyard. Most of the soil, which is at an altitude of 350 - 400 m. above the sea level, is located South / South - West and is composed of clayey marls and limestone with layers of sand. The yields per hectare are very low and the total production is about 80.000 bottles a year. The harvest begins in mid September and done exclusively by hand with a very careful selection of the picked grapes. Always following a strict family tradition, red wines are neither clarified nor filtered.

About this Wine:

The “Conca Tre Pile” is a hilly area in Bussia Soprana whose main vines are Barbera’s with vineyards having a maximum age of 45 years.


VINEYARD: Conca Tre Pile in Bussia (Monforte d'Alba).

HARVEST: manual, with grapes selection in the vineyard.

TIME OF HARVEST: first week of October.

VINIFICATION: red, with skin contact inside stainless steel vats.

VINIFICATION TIME: the must stays on contact with the skins for about 8 to 10 days.

VINIFICATION TEMPERATURES: from 26 to 28 degrees centigrades.

CELLAR REFINING: the new wine after a few months inside stainless steel vats, is put in oak casks where it remains a few months.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Elegant is not a word applicable to most barberas, but this one is exactly that: a graceful expression of dark plums, blueberries and mandarin oranges. Medium body, fine, silky tannins and bright plums on the finish. Drink now." (12 Aug, 2019)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Dark notes of blackberry, tar and ink mark this dense red. A little chunky despite the sleek profile, with burly tannins. Juicy finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,600 cases made, 250 cases imported." — BS (Web Only - 2019)