2022 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo

2022 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo

2022 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo

$28.95 Sale price $35.00 Price
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The 2022 Elio Altare Langhe Nebbiolo was a Merchant's Pick

The Godfather of Modern Barolo • A Pantry Essential!

October 06, 2023

In 1985, amid an economic crisis, Elio decided to take a risk - modernize his winemaking and barreling techniques contrary to 100+ years of tradition passed down from generation to generation. 

With a chainsaw in hand, he tore down his botti (large Slavonian oak casks) and immediately moved to smaller French barriques.

With this change, Elio was met with disdain from local winemakers - even from his father, who disinherited him from the family. But, the wine began to sell out!

Ruby red with violet reflections. On the nose, aromas of violets and black cherry emerge. This Baby Barolo is full-bodied with balanced acidity and nice lingering flavors of dark red fruits including cherry, rose petal, and raspberry.

Known for his gorgeous Baroli, this Baby Barolo (Nebbiolo with less time in bottle than a Barolo) comes from two specific sites:  one directly adjacent to the winery in La Morra; the other from Monforte, right next to the prized cru of Ginestra.

Pairs with any autumnal cuisine you can create in the kitchen (especially with mushrooms and truffles).  

Extremely accessible and versatile, the quality is unmatched.

This is an extreme bang for the buck from a producer making highly rated Baroli retailing for $100+.



Pantry Essential: The Godfather Of Modern Barolo!

By David Gettenberg

Producer: Elio Altare

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Subregion: Langhe

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2022

Size: 750ml

Code: W7614-2022-750