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.
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."