Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2018 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 90]

Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo "Il Favot" DOC 2018
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 90]

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About the Winery:
The "Poderi Aldo Conterno" winery is situated in Bussia of Monforte d'Alba which is the heart of the Barolo wine area. The estate, which vinifies exclusively its own grapes, consists of 25 hectares of vineyard. Most of the soil, which is at an altitude of 350 - 400 m. above the sea level, is located South / South - West and is composed of clayey marls and limestone with layers of sand. The yields per hectare are very low and the total production is about 80.000 bottles a year. The harvest begins in mid September and done exclusively by hand with a very careful selection of the picked grapes. Always following a strict family tradition, red wines are neither clarified nor filtered.

About this Wine:
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 contact 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.

Technical Information

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 contact inside stainless steel vats.
VINIFICATION TIME: the must stays on contact with the skins for 6 to 8 days.
VINIFICATION TEMPERATURES: from 24 to 26 degrees centigrades.
CELLAR REFINING: the new wine , after spending a few months in stainless steel vats and being transferred several times, is put in oak casks, where it remains a few months and, finally, it will be bottled.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A combination of strawberry, cherry, currant and iodine aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this juicy, complex red. Firms up at the end, with a subtle length. Drink now. 1,500 cases made, 300 cases imported." - BS (Nov 2021)