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Elio Altare Barolo Arborina

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BAROLO DOCG ARBORINA ; Appellation: Barolo docg ; Varietal: Nebbiolo ; Area of production: La Morra

Bottles produced: 4.000 / 5.000 Age of the vines: one parcel planted in 1948 by grandpa Giovanni, one planted in 1989 Soil composition: marna stone with clay and sand  Exposure: south, south-east

Vinification: Maceration on the skins for approx. 4/5 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control , ageing in French  barrique for 24 months
Color: very intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Nose: Fresh nose , rose petals, flowers, ethereal, light, sweet
Taste: warm and elegant, with smooth but intense tannins

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Elio Altare Barolo Arborina sources its fruit from the family vineyard that surrounds and extends downhill from the higher perch where the Altare winery and home is located in La Morra. The wine exudes darkness and rich concentration with blackberry aromas that are followed by spice, tar and campfire ash. It ages in barrique for two years, and only 20% of that oak is new. These results are open-knit and accessible, revealing velvety texture and black fruit flavors. 

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