2015 Poderi Aldo Conterno Conca Tre Pile Barbera d’Alba
Located in Monforte d'Alba, Poderi Aldo Conterno is considered one of the finest producers in the region. The son of legendary producer Giacomo Conterno, Aldo formed his own estate in 1969 and was inspired by the modernist techniques of Angelo Gaja. Aldo sadly passed away in May 2012 and the estate is now run by his three sons, Franco, Stefano and Giacomo. They tend 25 hectares of vines including three cru vineyards on the famed Bussia slope in Monforte d'Alba.
Dense pitch black heart with a deep dark red black hue. Aromas of blackberry and liquorice are overlaid with leather and earth with some spicy balsamic notes also evident. Rich blackberry and liquorice fruits are complexed by leather, earth and spicy dried herb characters on the back half. Fleshy textured and possessing chewy tannins it has a lingering conclusion of liquorice, earth and spicy leather.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.