Aldo Conterno is generally recognised as the greatest producer of Barolo. He is dedicated to the pursuit of quality in all his wines and restricts vineyard yields to levels well below those approved by law to produce wines of particular concentration and intensity. A master of the Nebbiolo grape, his Barolos are the benchmarks by which other growers’ wines are judged, Conterno is also adept at coaxing tremendous character from other important local grape varieties such as Barbera.
This leading estate made just one red Nebbiolo wine in 2003 – Il Favot, and into it they put all the grapes that normally go into the great Barolos that have made the name of Aldo Conterno justly famous: Cicala, Colonello and Granbussia Riserva. Il Favot is pure Nebbiolo, aged in new oak barrels to deliver a more forward, accessible style that gives a real taste of what lies in store from the great single-vineyard Barolos which are produced only in top years.
|€ per btl/per case|
|Barbera d’Alba 2003 Conca Tre Pile, DOC||25/300|
|Barbera d’Alba 2004 Conca Tre Pile, DOC||26/312|
|Il Favot 2000/01, Nebbiolo Langhe DOC||50/600|
|Barolo 2004, DOCG||70/840|
|Barolo Vigna Colonello 2004, DOCG||115/1,380|
|Barolo Romirasco 2004, DOCG||150/1,800|
|Barolo Granbussia Riserva 2001, DOCG||210/2,520|