Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2017 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 93] [WS 90]

Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2017
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 93] [WS 90]

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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:
"Fruity and creamy red with walnut and dark-chocolate aromas and flavors. Just a hint of coffee bean. It’s full and flavorful. Like a baby Barolo. Needs time to soften. Better after 2021." (May, 2020)
90 Points - Wine Spectator:
" Pretty cherry, strawberry and wild fennel notes mark this elegant red. It's succulent and vibrant, with refined tannins and lively acidity providing support. Picks up mineral and earth accents on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 800 cases made, 300 cases imported." - BS (ASpr 2021)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot delivers dark fruit intensity with cherry, blackberry and plum. This entry-level wine throws a lot of fruit out there, all delivered in a rather random and haphazard manner. This is a fun and informal Nebbiolo to pair with grilled meats or simple pasta dishes. Some 10,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)