Elio Altare 2016 'La Villa' Langhe Rosso DOC

Elio Altare 2016 'La Villa' Langhe Rosso DOC

Item Number: 12879

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Langhe Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Barbera / Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and tufa stone

Location: La Morra
Fining: None
Filtering: None
Aging: 100% new French barrique for 18 months

Tasting Notes: The 2016 La Villa has intense aromas of plums, red berries and rose petals. It has fresh fruit flavors and balanced tannins. The Barbera adds pleasant acidity. Enjoy this red wine with meat, pasta and charcuterie.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (6/28/2019)

    The 2016 Langhe La Villa is a blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera. This plump, rich and ripe vintage is another good choice for a cheesy pasta dish with its 15% alcohol and solid acidity. The Barbera is what gives the wine its fleshy succulence and freshness, and the Nebbiolo adds the structure and the elegance. The finished product is opulent and dense.