Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo "Colonnello" DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 98] [RP 94+]

Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo "Colonnello" DOCG 2015
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 98] [RP 94+]

Regular price $185.00 Sale price $149.97 Save $35.03

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JS98 RP94+
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

98 Points - James Suckling:
"The luster of new oak shines bright here, as do the very bright and assertively ripe cherries and red plums, as well as orange zest. The tannins are a highlight with a very fluid and fleshy core of red-fruit flavor, building to a tight and long finish. This is regal Barolo. Try from 2023." - (7 Jan, 2019)

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Of these four Barolos from Poderi Aldo Conterno, the 2015 Barolo Bussia Colonnello (with a mere 5,000 bottles made) shows the most focused precision. This wine offers a very fine and detailed bouquet that is distinguished by linear fruit, spice and mineral. Those aromas feel elongated and extended, both in terms of their volume and length. This impression is especially strong in a warm vintage like 2015, which brings intense and richly concentrated fruit to the table. This wine is extremely elegant and generous." - Monica Larner (28th Jun 2019)