2015 Aldo Conterno Chardonnay Bussiador

- 750 ml
92+
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$66.95
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
84968-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2015 Langhe Chardonnay Bussiador is a lavish and exuberant white wine that is bursting with sun-ripened aromas of exotic fruit, peach, pineapple and a distant touch of cinnamon. Acidity is never a problem with Chardonnay grown in this part of Northern Italy, even in a hot vintage such as this... the mineral definition and clarity of the wine was impressive. The finish is silky, smooth and soft.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer A.Conterno: As one of the most reputable wineries in Piedmont, Italy, Poderi Aldo Conterno continues to amaze the world with outstanding Barolo wines. Barolo is possibly the finest expression of what a grape varietal like Nebbiolo is capable of, and every bottle can be a story in itself The Langhe is a picturesque hillside paradise, and its noble soil never fails to enrich every sip. Conterno wines fall in a more modern Barolo category, with a commanding structure, a thunderous impact and a depth of flavor unmatched by any of their potential rivals. The primary flavors are all fruity, creating a refreshing, colorful aromatic perfume that lingers in your mouth, and your mind, for quite a while after imbibing. The liquid almost has a mind of its own, dancing in your glass to a tune composed by your imagination.
Rating 92+ RP
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Italy (Other): There are dozens of grape varietals grown in Italy so no wonder they produce such a broad range of most exquisite wines. Some of the most cultivated red varieties are Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, and Barbera, while Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also popular. Among whites, you're likely to find Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, or Vernaccia varietals.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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