Benchmark Barolo - Lowest Price: 2006 Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva

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Benchmark Barolo - Lowest Price
2006 Aldo Conterno Barolo Granbussia Riserva

Poderi Aldo Conterno is one of the most vaunted names in the Piedmont.

While their entire lineup is impressive (and we're big fans of the single-vineyard bottlings), Granbussia is their undisputed flagship wine. It is one of the finest and most epic expressions of Barolo on the planet.

First produced in 1970, the Granbussia is a masterful blend of hand-harvested Nebbiolo, painstakingly selected from the top sites of Romirasco, Colonnello and Cicala, perched on sandstone soils overlooking the commune of Monforte.

Made only in exceptional vintages, the wine undergoes a very long maceration and enjoys long aging in Slovenian oak. In the case of the 2006, there was a 60-day maceration followed by 44 months in cask. It's released in ultra-limited quantities, no sooner than six years after harvest.

The result is a long-lived and utterly profound Barolo with dried flowers, earthy truffles, wild cherry, licorice, leather and spice. The intensely tannic and burly structure is braced by a fresh acidity and piercing minerality.

The 2006 vintage produced very classically-styled Barolos with the aging trajectory of other top vintages - think ’89, ’96 and ‘01. The 2006 Granbussia will greatly reward patience, you'll want to stash it away for decades to come.

Aldo Conterno is one of the grand names in Barolo. Few releases of the Granbussia in the past couple of decades can even compete with the 2006's success. The marriage of the vintage's classical proportions and the wine's sheer profundity is just incredible. At such a compelling price, we can't recommend this enough.

To order, please email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director of Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits