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

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

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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." - (14 May, 2020)

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)