Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo "Colonnello" DOCG 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 95] [JS 93] [DC 91] [RP 91]

Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo "Colonnello" DOCG 2014
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 95] [JS 93] [DC 91] [RP 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The vineyard “Colonnello” is about 45-50 years old and, to maintain it, its vines are replanted from time to time. The main variety of Nebbiolo is Michet and its rootstock is 420 A.

CELLAR REFINING: The new wine is racked several times before transfer to large Slavonia oak casks where it is aged and refined for 28 months.

GRAPE VARIETIES: Nebbiolo, Michet and Lampia varieties.

VINEYARD: “Colonnello” vineyard, in Bussia (Monforte d'Alba).
HARVEST: manual, with grapes selection in the vineyard.
TIME OF HARVEST: mid-October.
VINIFICATION: red, with skin soaking inside stainless steel vats.
VINIFICATION TIME: the must stays on contact with the skins for 30 days: during this time the alcoholic VINIFICATION gets fully complete, and the wine is then drawn off.
VINIFICATION TEMPERATURES: changeable, with highest peaks of 32 degrees centigrades.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Notes of cinnamon, cherry, sandalwood and vanilla introduce this dense, brooding red. Darker fruit flavors of black cherry and plum mingle with leather, tobacco and spice details as this plays out on the palate. Powerful and complex, yet needs time to absorb the new oak. Best from 2023 through 2042. From Italy." - BS (Dec 2018)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Cherry and berry aromas with dried flowers. Some chocolate, too. Full-bodied, layered and rich for a 2014. Plenty of fruit and a juicy finish. Drink or hold.

91 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Charming, floral red fruit aromas are followed by a fresh but concentrated attack on the palate, with firm tannins and ample assertiveness. It's not dry or astringent, and there's good acidity, but it's a touch slack on the long finish." - Stephen Brook (Jan 2018)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Barolo Bussia Colonnello lags behind the other cru expressions at this early point in its drinking window. The bouquet offers less intensity, although the wine does ultimately build forward momentum and power in the mouth. Fruit aromas are well represented in the 2014 vintage, although the nose is still timid and closed at this point. This wine saw 29 months in oak, which is three months more than average, and the extended oak aging is directed at building that aromatic intensity. Anise seed and balsam herb rise to the top. Colonnello requires more oxygen and bottle aging." - Monica Larner (Jun 2018)