Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 92] [WS 91]

Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2016
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 92] [WS 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The grapes used to make Il Favotcome 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 colour from the skins themselves, with the result of getting a well-coloured wine with a remarkable softness.The barrels used are 100% made of new wood.

SPECIES OF VINE: Nebbiolo, Michet and Lampia varieties.
VINEYARD: different vineyards 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 6 to 8 days and it is further drawn off; finally, the alcoholic VINIFICATION gets fully complete.
VINIFICATION TEMPERATURES: from 26 to 28 degrees centigrades.
CELLAR REFINING: the new wine , after spending from 5 to 6 months in stainless steel vats and being transferred several times, is poured onto “barriques” (barrels), where it remains for about 18 months and, finally, it will be bottled.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Notes of candied strawberries are nicely intermingled with hints of ripe stems and citrus. Medium to full body, fine but structured tannins and a rather long finish. The fruit is very well integrated and there’s a whole load of richness to it, too. Drink now."

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This vibrant red delivers cherry, raspberry, floral and spice flavors on a light-bodied frame. Concentrated and long, with white pepper and licorice notes gracing the lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2027."