The 2015 Cicala is simply stunning, it all begins with a subtle, yet complex aromas of red plums, wild strawberries, wild myrtle, fresh florals and mineral nuances that all come together beautifully in the glass. On the palate this shows the power of Conterno's wines in this vintage, with an elegant full body we well as remarkable precision. This goes on to impress as it shows wonderful tannin structure with a beautifully polished core laced with sweet red berries that expand though the vibrant finish. This is quite appealing today, however it will require some additional bottle age before it hits its stride.
2015 Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussia Cicala
SPECIES OF VINE: Nebbiolo, Michet and Lampia varieties.
VINEYARD: Cicala vineyard, in Bussia (Monforte d'Alba).
HARVEST: manual, with grapes selection in the vineyard.
TIME OF HARVEST: mid-October.
VINIFICATION: red, with skin contact inside stainless steel vats.
VINIFICATION TIME: the must stays on contact with the skins for 30 days: during this time the alcoholic fermentation gets fully complete.
VINIFICATION TEMPERATURES: changeable, with highest peaks of 32 degrees centigrades.
CELLAR REFINING: The new wine is decanted several times before transfer to oak casks where it is aged and refined.
NOTES: the vineyard Cicala [meaning: balm-cricket] is about 40-45 years old and the vines are replanted from time to time. The main variety of Nebbiolo is Lampia and its rootstock is Rupestris du Lot.
Producer PODERI ALDO CONTERNO
Grapes NEBBIOLO 100%
Unit Size 75 CL