The Wine Wire – Aldo Conterno Granbussia

Hey Barolo collectors…

Aldo Conterno is producing some of the best wines in all of Piedmont these days.  Their historic Riserva called “Granbussia” is released only in the top vintages.

The last vintage released was 2001 and now the 2005 is on its way.

It won’t be stocked by the distributor, so if you want some, you have to let me know by Friday, August 3rd.  It has mad street cred, and also a lot of press.  100 Points from James Suckling, 96 from Stephen Tanzer, and 95+ from Antonio Galloni.  It also gets an “amazing juice” from yours truly!

Production of this wine is around 3,000 bottles.

2005 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO RISERVA “GRAN BUSSIA”

“Like tasting a young Romanee Conti. This is so sexy and titillating. It just begs you to drink it. Fabulous aromas of roses, rose water, light vanilla bean, ripe strawberries, and flowers. Very, very complex. Full body. It’s starts off slowly on the palate and then builds and goes on for minutes with balsamic and fruit. It is really the synthesis of Bussia. It is savory too. The grapes that go into this are selected vine by vine. They come from the oldest and most beautiful vines from Conterno’s three vineyards in Bussia of Cicala, Colonello and Rominasco. Production has been reduced to a third of the quantity in the past, or about 3,000 bottles. Available in the market in October.  100 POINTS, James Suckling.”

$328.99 BTL. / $1875.25 SIX-PACK CASE (5% CASE DISCOUNT)

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