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Aldo Conterno was born in 1931, the second son of Giacomo Conterno; his family had been winegrowers in Piemonte for five generations. He left Italy in 1954 with the intention of establishing a winery in the Napa Valley with two uncles who lived in San Francisco. Instead he was drafted into the US Army soon after his arrival, spending two years in Korea and returning to Italy after being honorably discharged. He and his older brother Giovanni took over the Giacomo Conterno estate in 1961; in...
- 95 Points -
The nose is dense, brooding and spicy, with splendid fruit expression. Rich and suave, this is admirably concentrated in the mouth, with amazing vividness of bright red fruits and cherries lasting from attack to finish.
- 94 Points -
Plums and cherries with hint of cinnamon and dried flowers. Sandalwood, too. Medium-bodied, tight and focused. Chewy yet so focused and serious. Solid for the vintage.See detailed press review
- 94 Points -
The 2014 Barolo Bussia Romirasco shows the merits of strict fruit selection in a challenging vintage. Only 4,620 bottles were made in order to preserve the highest quality obtainable. This is a complete and generous expression that starts off with a succession of black fruit aromas and continues to lighter notes of anise seed, tar, licorice and blue violet. The mouthfeel offers volume and texture with nicely integrated tannins. "In order to get this quality, fruit selection was key," says Giacomo Conterno.See detailed press review