Poderi Aldo Conterno - Barolo Vigna Colonnello 2010Italian Red Wine
Available 13th Nov 2016
2010 was a complex vintage. A long hard winter gave way to a rainy start to summer, then a mild August. In the areas most affected by the rain in early June producers had to take agronomical and other action to prevent the danger of fungal attacks. It can be said that the vintage was very particular from a climatic point of view, rewarding once more the "great vineyards" and the areas where the choice of variety was made very carefully, taking into account the position of the vineyards, the nature of the soil, and the climatic variables that characterize the hills of the Langa and make them quite unique on the world wine-growing scene.
Ruby garnet in colour with an intensely perfumed nose characteristic of this vineyard. Aromas of aniseed and roses, with ripe plums giving way to an elegant, fine plummy, mineral character on the palate. Tannins are ripe, concentrated and powerful, with a hint of cinnamon to lift the tightly-packed, smoky fruit. Long and perfumed to the end, with liquorice and rose petal perfumes on the finish.