Elio Altare Barolo Arborina 2016 - Piedmont
Bottle size: 750ml
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Area of production: La Morra
Age of the vines: one parcel planted in 1948 by grandpa Giovanni, one planted in 1989
Exposure: south, south-east
Vinification: Maceration on the skins for approx. 4/5 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control, ageing in French barrique for 24 months
Colour: very intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Nose: Fresh nose, rose petals, flowers, ethereal, light, sweet
Taste: warm and elegant, with smooth but intense tannins
‘This is a tremendous set of wines from Silvia Altare. The 2016s show just how promising that vintage is, while the 2015 Barolos are among the finest wines of the year. Readers are going to have a very hard time choosing among these wines, but that is a first-class problem. Frankly, I would be thrilled to own any of them.’ - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2016 Barolo Arborina is one of the most perfumed, gracious wines I have ever tasted from Altare. More than that, the tannins that can be a bit aggressive in young Arborina are wonderfully silky, supple and nuanced. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, spice, wild flowers, mint and white pepper all give the Arborina brilliant top notes. Medium in body and impossibly refined, the 2016 is a stunner, but it is a less obvious wine than it has tended to be in the past." - 95 Points, Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com
The Elio Altare 2016 Barolo Arborina sources its fruit from the family vineyard that surrounds and extends downhill from the higher perch where the Altare winery and home is located in La Morra. The wine exudes darkness and rich concentration with blackberry aromas that are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. It ages in barrique for two years, and only 20% of that oak is new. These results are open-knit and accessible, revealing velvety texture and black fruit flavors. (ML) (7/2020)
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