Elio Altare 2017 'La Villa' Langhe Rosso DOC

Elio Altare 2017 'La Villa' Langhe Rosso DOC

Item Number: 15341

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Langhe DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 60% Barbera / 40% 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; Barbera from the Larigi vineyard and Nebbiolo from the Arborina cru
Vinification: Maceration on the skins for approx. 3-4 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control
Fining: None
Filtering: None
Aging: 100% new French barrique for 18 months

Vintage Notes from Vinous 2/2020: "Flowering took place over just four days, which is quite fast. The entire year was warm, especially in August, which led to a harvest that was about ten days earlier than normal. As for the wines, they are positively stunning across the board. At a time when so many growers have shifted towards a more classic style, Silvia Altare told me she has no plans to change the approach that has made her family's wines so highly coveted all over the world. It's hard to argue with that, especially given how deeply personal and compelling these artisan wines are." - Antonio Galloni

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94 (7/23/2020)

    The Elio Altare 2017 Langhe La Villa is a blend of 60% Barbera (from the Larigi vineyard) and 40% Nebbiolo from the family's historic Arborina cru. The wine is soft, supple and rich, driven in part by 18 months of aging in new oak. The dark fruit component sits squarely across barbecue spice, smoke and tar. The wine achieves good balance thanks to the acidic freshness of Barbera and the natural structure of Nebbiolo.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (2/21/2020)

    The 2017 La Villa, Altare's Barbera/Nebbiolo blend, is another fabulous wine in this range. The 60% Barbera gives La Villa wonderful depth, darkness and volume to play off the Nebbiolo aromatics and structure. Black cherry, plum, mint, spice, licorice and new leather build into the sumptuous finish.