Aldo Conterno is one of the historic names of Italian wine. The Conterno family has been making wine in Monforte since at least the 1700s. Aldo`s grandfather, Giovanni Conterno, founded his own winery in 1908 which was then run by his son, Giacomo. After a stint in the USA in the 1950s, Aldo worked with his older brother Giovanni in this winery until he decided to strike out on his own in 1969. Aldo`s three sons now make the wine (Stefano) and run the business (Franco and Giacomo).
Bussia is a blend of the youngest vines (25 years and younger) from their Romirasco, Cicala and Colonnello vineyards, which aged in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels for 26 months before bottling. This 2014 is mid ruby in colour with a purple sheen, having a fine nose which shows floral and herbaceous notes with subtle red fruits. With its supple tannins, great depth, beautiful intensity of flavour and unlying minerality, this Barolo is a classic example of the Nebbiolo grape at its best. The finish is long and vibrant (for drinking 2020-2025+).