The "Conca Tre Pile" is a hilly area in Bussia Soprana whose main vines are Barbera's with vineyards having a maximum age of 45 years.
Located in Monforte d'Alba, Poderi Aldo Conterno is considered one of the finest producers in the region. The son of legendary producer Giacomo Conterno, Aldo formed his own estate in 1969 and was inspired by the modernist techniques of Angelo Gaja. Aldo sadly passed away in May 2012 and the estate is now run by his three sons, Franco, Stefano and Giacomo. They tend 25 hectares of vines including three cru vineyards on the famed Bussia slope in Monforte d'Alba. These three vineyard sites, Cicala, Colonello and Romirasco are the flagship wines from the estate though the entire range from the entry level Bussia Soprana is superb.
A little lean, but there are some attractive cocoa, berries and a hazelnut character. Medium body and a clean finish. Drink now.