State/Country, Region, Place: Italy, Piedmont, Monforte d'Alba (CN)
White, dry, still wine
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 16 months in barrique.
The estate handpicks its Chardonnay grapes and vinifies them in temperature-controlled stainless steel for four days; the wine both ferments and ages in new oak barriques for a total of 16 months, and the wine rests in bottle for one year before release.
The Bussiador is a wine with a good structure and good body, and so it can stand a long ageing.
Rich notes of butter and honey frame the wine’s ripe stone fruits, while white wildflowers, citrus zest and crushed river rocks provide a pretty, vibrant counterpoint.
In the 19th century, Giovanni Conterno joined his father on the family domaine in Monforte d'Alba. This domaine was an export success from the very outset with its Barolo Reserve, which was only produced ...