Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)

Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2016
(Piedmont, Italy)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The grapes used to make “ Il Favot” come 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 (“barriques”) 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

93 Points - James Suckling (2015 Vintage):
"A beautiful wine with a chocolate, lemon and orange character on the nose and palate. Full body, delicious fruit and a long, long finish. This is very serious. Drink now." - 15 Jul, 2018

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2015 Vintage):
"Offering a mix of cherry, berry, tobacco, green olive and eucalyptus aromas and flavors, this is harmonious but still needs time to tame its youthful exuberance. Drink now through 2024. 800 cases made, 150 cases imported." - BS (Issue Web Only - 2019)