The farmhouse “Poderi Aldo Conterno” is situated in Bussia, in the village Monforte d’Alba, which is the very heart of the typical area of Barolo wine.
At present, the farm, which vinifies exclusively its own grapes, consists of about 25 hectares of vineyard. Most of the ground, which is at an altitude of about 400 m. above the sea level, is located South South-West and it is made of more or less compact sand layers of grey-brown colour alternated with white and bluish calcareous marls.
The fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Barolo wine ages only inside big traditional Slavonian oak casks, while the other wines age inside French oak barriques.
The grapes used to make “ Il Favot” come from vineyards which have undergone periodical implantations, and so have a maximum age of 20 years. The skin soaking is limited to 6-8 days so to extract few tannins and more colour from the skins themselves, with the result of getting a well-coloured wine with a remarkable softness.The barrels (“barriques”) used...