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2015 ALDO CONTERNO Barolo Romirasco

ALDO CONTERNO Barolo Romirasco 2015

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  • Country
  • Country
  • Italy
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita (DOCG)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Piedmont
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Barolo
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Nebbiolo 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    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...

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Press reviews

  • - 97 Points -

    June 2019

    This is very bright and floral with white-truffle and dark-berry aromas. Some white pepper. Full-bodied, chewy and rich with beautiful density and brightness. So silky and rich. Long, flavorful finish.

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  • - 95 Points -

    Stephen Brook, December 2019

    Romirasco is a 3.8ha site in the Bussia cru, located on a hilltop overlooking the Conterno winery in Monforte, and it usually delivers the most structured of the Conterno wines.

    The nose is dense and powerful, with very ripe but not cooked cherry and raspberry aromas. Although powerful, structured and concentrated, it's broad and fleshy with formidable tannins that are far from angular. Very long and built to last.

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  • - 94 Points -

    December 2019

    Well-marked by vanilla and toasty oak aromas and flavors, this features plum, cherry, tar, eucalyptus and leather notes that are contained for now. Classy and harmonious even at this youthful stage. Patience is required.

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