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Cicala is a plot within the Bussia vineyard. “Cicala” [meaning: balm-cricket] is about 40-45 years old and the vines are replanted from time to time. It's fabulous South South-West location enhances the nobility of the clayey-calcareous soil, rich with calcium carbonate and iron, typical of Barolo hills. The wine of this cru gives itself firm determination by playing on the most classical elements of the Nebbiolo vine and its spicy notes give a crystal idea of the uniqueness of this soil.

Poderi Aldo Conterno is a well-regarded and much soughter-after Piedmont producer known for its wines from Monforte d'Alba. Aldo Conterno, who died in 2012, was regarded by many as the greatest of all Barolo winemakers. The vineyard holdings total around 25 hectares (62 acres) and are mostly situated on south-and southwest-facing slopes with chalky-clay soils. Aldo Conterno has been labelled a Barolo modernist, and this was often stated in comparison with his brother Giovanni of the staunchly old-school Giacomo Conterno estate. The business was founded in 1969 when Aldo bought the Favot estate with its Bussia holdings. Always following a strict family tradition, red wines are neither clarified nor filtered. 


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Ruby red, with garnet highlights.The aroma is full of black berries: cherry, blackberry and plum, with clear hints of spices such as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. In the mouth the tannins soft and sweet blend with a strong feeling of fruit. The acidity, well balanced with the tannins, gives a feeling of freshness that prolongs the sensations of the nose.

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Barolo, Piedmont

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