Elio Altare 2016 Langhe Rosso, Giarborina, DOC
Item Number: 12882
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Langhe DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Arborina
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and sand
Location: La Morra
Aging: 100% new French barrique for 18 months
Vineyard Notes: The 2016 Langhe Giarborina is the same wine Altare previously sold as Langhe Arborina; new regulations have forbidden the use of a vineyard name for Langhe Nebbiolos. The vines are very old: one parcel planted in 1948 and one planted in 1989.
Tasting Notes: The 2016 Giarborina is very bright with a beautiful rose aroma. The palate is juicy and wet with flavorful fruit. Absolutely delicious offering by Silvia Altare.
Vintage Notes: 2016 was a long and slow vintage. Harvest happened later than usual, but the slow and late ripening resulted in balanced wine with an excellent structure.