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Very earthy and intense with ripe fruit and hints of bark and mushrooms. Full body, powerful and chewy. Great tannin structure. Better in 2020.
Poderi Aldo Conterno`s Bussia Romirasco sees a few extra months of oak aging. The 2012 Barolo Bussia Romirasco greatly benefits from that extra wood. Because the fruit in 2012 is less expressive overall, the Romirasco signature touch bodes well for its texture, heft and its aromatic delivery. This Barolo offers pretty richness and density with thick lines and deep concentration. The oak needs more years to integrate, but I feel confident that it will reach harmony, with time, given the wine`s generous structure and fruity richness.
"He existed in a special place between modernism and tradition. He wasn’t an outright revolutionary like Elio Altare or Domenico Clerico. He was a man of clear ideas and determination, and he was a beacon of light who shined on the path the rest of us would take."
- Enzo Brezza, a Barolo producer and president of Albeisa, an Italian winegrowers association
Aldo Conterno has been described as Piemonte's most talented winemaker, and his wines have frequently been ranked among the finest of the region, often with the emphasis on the balance. British wine publication Decanter rated Poderi Aldo Conterno among Italy's shortlist of Second Growths. The vineyards are now managed using organic methodology.
Though committed to the focus on production of Barolo, Conterno remained among the Piemonte producers who are devoted to producing quality Barbera.
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