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2018 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Alba
  • Barbera d'Alba
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • ShakinSwedens Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 8, 2023 - Very very good value and a superb expression of Barbera D’Alba. Lusciously fruited but with an austere inclination to yield interest with every sip. Having had the 2016 twice this vintage is the equal- super winemaking here- not sure I can think of a better bottling of the appellation.

  • redhead6971 Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 3, 2022 - Anton’s Wine Tasting Notes
    Winery: Aldo Conterno “Conca Tre Pile”
    Varietal: Barbera
    Area/Appellation: Italy/Piemonte/D’Alba
    Vintage: 2018 Price:$26.99 Jacob East
    Color: dark ruby with tinges of purple, very slight browning on edges.
    Legs: very slow
    Nose: blueberry, lots of brown spices, loam/earth,black cherry, plum, red licorice
    Palate: blackberry, plum, sour cherry, red licorice, anise
    Finish: sour cherry, dried plum, anise, pepper, poppy seed
    Comments: Popped ‘N Poured. Soft yet vibrant after a few minutes. A great intro wine to Barbera 101. The 2019 should do as well.
    Pairing Suggestions: salami, bruschetta, BBQ Beef, Eggplant Parmesan, wild boar, sausage pizza, meatloaf,
    pasta with meat a la Paulie Gualtieri 🕴🤌🕵🎩🔪🔫 😂
    Score in terms of Vintage: 89
    Score for the Wine: 88+
    Value for the Money: Very Good Best Buy 🍷
    Date Tasted: 09/03/2022
    Tasted by: ACK

  • mflesh wrote:

    May 2, 2022 - Similar experience to January's note. Really expressing well at this point. Going to try to find more!

  • casaallora Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 16, 2022 - Decanted 1 hour to let wine open a bit. Nice nose of ripe black berries w/fairly good legs. Flavor of blackberries & light plums w/good balanced finish. Went well with appetizer of prosciutto & sharp provolone & entree of sausage & peppers

  • Putnam Weekley Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 31, 2022 - A gorgeous span of mature berries—mocha, cherry jam—subject to raspy, sour earth. It leads sweet and lean-toned before immediately surrounding itself with cardoon, roasted chiles, yellow pottery, and vanilla. Kijafa liqueur stretches into a tense array of green cinnamon, blonde tobacco, and bedrock soot. This is something to pair with roasted wild boar in a mustard-pepper sauce.

    This bottle went half-finished—the best wines often do around here. Here's what it tasted like after half depleted, resealed and rested in a cool place for two weeks: NOSE: Subtle shades of vanilla drips on tamarind muffins. Whatever remained of its glossy sweetness, on opening, is thoroughly perforated now. And it’s interesting how this seems to reveal more of its earth and patina. Maybe that’s why we age vino in the bottle. This tastes great. I am about to finish drinking every drop of it.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2022 (link) 91 points

    (Poderi Aldo Conterno Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile) Medium dark red violet color; savory, red berry, plum, light balsamic nose; silky textured, red berry, plum, cherry palate with good balancing acidity; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol; natural cork)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer Poderi Aldo Conterno
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation Conca Tre Pile
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Alba
  • Appellation Barbera d'Alba
  • UPC Codes 7185840577028, 8028777008151, 8028777008182

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 216 (78%)
  • Consumed 61 (22%)

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