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2016 Barolo Bussia, Aldo Conterno, Piedmont, Italy

Case Size: Single Bottle
Sale price£99.95

2016 Barolo Bussia, Aldo Conterno, Piedmont, Italy

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The critically acclaimed vintage of the decade, a Barolo from 2016 from almost any reputable producer is going to be sublime but in the hands of Aldo Conterno, the second son of Barolo giant, Giacomo Conterno, here's a Barolo that sold out en primeur super fast. 

This classic from Aldo Conterno manages to be fresh and supple in youth but is also guaranteed to improve over the next 20 years. A really special wine in very limited supply.


A fresh and elegant red, showing aromas and flavors of cut hay, strawberry, cherry, iron, eucalyptus and tar. Lithe and intense, with a long, savory aftertaste. Best from 2024 through 2045. 95 Points. Wine Spectator


A bold wine with structure, this Barolo will pair well with big meat dishes like steak, veal, osso buco, venison and any beef or game dish.


2016 is considered the vintage of the decade and one of the finest of the last 50 years. It was impossible to make a bad wine in 2016, a vintage that avoided hail, snow, excess rain, wind or heatwave. The perfect vintage.

The Barolo Bussia comes from Conterno's best vineyards in Bussia Soprano. These epic five hectares are spread across three separate parcels with the average vine age around 40 years with no vines younger than 20 years old.

The vines are manually harvested, with the must staying in contact with the skins for 20-30 days then transferred to spend three years maturing in Slavonian oak.


The history of this winemaking family dates to at least 1770. The Poderi Aldo Conterno is located in Monforte d'Alba. Brothers Aldo and Giovanni Conterno continued to work the family's vineyards until 1969, when they agreed to split their holdings and Aldo bought Il Favot after a brief stint in Napa learning from the Californians.

Aldo took on their vines in the Bussia area, and with it, the freedom to produce wines in his own style, greatly influenced by near neighbour Angelo Gaja and his modern winemaking techniques. His three grown sons Stefano, Franco and Giacomo carry on the tradition after Aldo passed away in 2012.


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This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours decanting before approaching this wine.


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    2016 Barolo Bussia, Aldo Conterno, Piedmont, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Aldo Conterno
    Wine Region Piedmont
    Wine Classification Barolo DOCG
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Nebbiolo
    Vintage 2016
    Vintage Quality Extraordinary - Parker
    Maturity Will Improve with age
    Body Full Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 15.5%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Game, Veal, Steak, Beef
    Awards 95 Points - Wine Spectator

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