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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • Gearing up for a whirlwind tour of the who's who of Nebbiolo producers ... of the Langhe: Silvia Altare of Elio Altare – Barolo Ceretta Vigna Bricco 2010From 100% limestone in Serralunga d’Alba, Silvia holds this wine back a few extra years so that it can unwind. It’s definitely generous in tannin, but a forgiving succulence of ripe boysenberri... Read More

    From the article A Cultural Shift in Italian Wine


  • It has been some four years since I last took a look at 1989 Barolo in any ... ... like Scavino, Sandrone, and Altare were gaining fame for their innovative take on Barolo. Richer fruit, clean and well preserved through shorter macerations, clean cellars and cellar equipment were changing the way people thought about Nebbiolo. There was new oa... Read More

    From the article Piedmont's Greatest Vintage?


  • I have a good memory and as with most people it is particularly astute when ... ... Francia - Serralunga18 - Altare Brunate - La Morra19 - Brezza Cannubi - Barolo20 - Scavino Bric del Fiasc - Castiglione Falletto21 - Grasso Casa Mate - Monforte22- Brovia Garblet Sue - Castiglione23- Chiarlo Cannubi - Barolo24 - Schiavenza Broglio - Serralunga2... Read More

    From the article Tasting 2001 Barolo


  • Elio Altare Barolo Brunate 2001

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    Clean and focused on the nose but the aromas are weirdly of dark poppy seed paste and shoe polish. A bit smooth and anonymous in the mouth with a dark extracted feel and flavors of coffee bean, blackberry fruit, and toasty spice that are short and chunky in the mouth. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elio Altare Barolo Brunate 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Nebbiolo the wine, the purest expression of the grape that shares the same ... ... the fruit. 86pts 2010 Altare Arborina Langhe Rosso Nebbiolo $84 Smokey and oaky on the nose with some black fruit and licorice accents. Soft and rich on entry though with a heavy load of oak tannin leading to a weighty mid palate that shows bright red fruits but... Read More

    From the article Nebbiolo Values


  • Barbera, when you ask most people their initial reaction to the name might ... ... touch pasty. 83pts 2010 Altare Larigi Langhe Rosso $80 Three day fermentation, 100 percent new oak, for 18 months, Floral and red fruited on the nose with plenty of minty wood and toasty spice. In the mouth this is low with a certain lifeless density. There are ... Read More

    From the article Barbera: Piedmont's Chameleon


  • Altare Arborina Langhe Rosso Nebbiolo 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • Altare Arborina Langhe Rosso Nebbiolo 2010

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    Smokey and oaky on the nose with some black fruit and licorice accents. Soft and rich on entry though with a heavy load of oak tannin leading to a weighty mid palate that shows bright red fruits but lacks freshness and detail. the fruit has a gummy candy feel, black cherry gummi bear, tactile and sweet and layered over gently spicy oak. Arguably... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elio Altare Barbera Langhe DOC Vigna Larigi 2010

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    Three day fermentation, 100 percent new oak, for 18 months, Floral and red fruited on the nose with plenty of minty wood and toasty spice. In the mouth this is low with a certain lifeless density. There are some nice violet and blue and boysenberry fruit inner mouth perfumes along with some wood sweetness and wood tannins that cut the loose fi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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