Elio Altare 2016 Langhe Rosso, Giarborina, DOC

Elio Altare 2016 Langhe Rosso, Giarborina, DOC

Item Number: 12882

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Langhe Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay and sand

Location: La Morra
Fining: None
Filtering: None
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.

Reviews

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

    Seeing a short maceration time and only a brief aging period in barrique, the 2016 Langhe Giàrborina offers a rich, plummy and soft approach. The wine is ready to drink right out of the gate with a veal lasagna and bechamel sauce. The 15% alcohol will help to wash through the cheese and fat, as will the freshness and natural structure of the Nebbiolo grape.