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 DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Arborina
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
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.

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.

95pts (2017 Vintage) Vinous 2/13/2020
"The 2017 Langhe Giarborina is gorgeous. A wine of dramatic sweetness and intensity, the 2017 is utterly captivating today. Ample and creamy, with striking depth, the 2017 is an outrageously beautiful wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring and also age well for many years to come. Sweet floral and spice notes resonate on the finish. This is such a gorgeous and inviting wine."


  • 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.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 97 (2/15/2019)

    The 2016 Langhe Giarborina is another breathtaking wine from Altare. Soaring aromatics and finely knit fruit are the signatures of an exceptional vintage in which the Altare family captured all the potential of the year. A regal, aristocratic wine, the 2016 has it all. Polished tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. Above all else, the 2016 Giarborina is a wine of exceptional balance. There is so much to like.