Elio Altare Langhe Arborina 2007

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 121185
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP96

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red with garnet reflections. It has an intense, fresh, balsamic nose, aromas of little red fruits. Pairs well with red meats, and soft to medium aged cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Langhe Arborina (Nebbiolo) is soft, silky and perfumed in its red cherries, menthol, flowers and licorice. This sumptuous, impeccably balanced wine boasts incredible inner sweetness and tons of elegance, reminding me at times of a great Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco. Altare’s 2007 Langhe Arborina is a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous wine. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027."
96 Points

Learn About Elio Altare

Grandfather Giuseppe Altare purchased the farm and winery in 1948, and our family practiced the typical Piemontese mixed agriculture up until the mid-1970s. Besides winegrapes, the family grew pears. apples, hazelnuts, wheat, and corn. 1971 was the last year in which we worked the land with oxen; after that we gradually acquired tractors and other farm machinery. Those were not...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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