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Tenuta L'Illuminata Colbertina Barbera d'Alba 2015

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Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby-red color with violet glints. Ample and complex bouquet with floral tones reminiscent of rose, and pleasant hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor is rich and harmonious with a delightful and long lasting aftertaste.

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James Suckling
Aromas of fresh strawberries, red cherries, blueberry essence and balsam. Medium to full body, fine acidity and a fresh yet structured finish. Extremely pretty.
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Tenuta L'Illuminata

Tenuta L'Illuminata

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Tenuta L'Illuminata, Italy
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Tenuta L'Illuminata is the first of the three wine estates of Guido Folonari, heir to a historic Italian wine family. Located on the beautiful hills of La Morra in the Langhe hills, Tenuta L'Illuminata has a total area of approximately 11 hectares. Thanks to the privileged vineyards, located at an altitude of 250 meters above sea level, and the passion and professionalism of the team, the resulting wines boast greatest elegance, authenticity and drinking pleasantness.
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An historic village situated right in between the famous regions of Barolo and Barbaresco, Alba is also the name for the larger wine region surrounding the village.

In a sense, “Alba” is a catch-all phrase, and includes the declassified Nebbiolo wines made in Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as the Nebbiolo grown just outside of these regions’ borders. In fact, Nebbiolo d’Alba is a softer, less tannic and more fruit-forward wine ready to drink within just a couple years of bottling. It is a great place to start if you want to begin to understand the grape. Likewise, the even broader category of Langhe Nebbiolo offers approachable and value-driven options as well.

Barbera, planted alongside Nebbiolo in the surrounding hills, and referred to as Barbera d’Alba, takes on a more powerful and concentrated personality compared to its counterparts in Asti.

Dolcetto is ubiquitous here and, known as Dolcetto d'Alba, can be found casually served alongside antipasti on the tables of Alba’s cafes and wine bars.

Not surprisingly, given its location, Alba is recognized as one of Italy’s premiere culinary destinations and is the home of the fall truffle fair, which attracts visitors from worldwide every year.

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Friendly and approachable, Barbera produces wines in a wide range of styles, from youthful, fresh and fruity to serious, structured and age-worthy. Piedmont is the most famous source of Barbera; those from Asti and Alba garner the most praise. Barbera actually can adapt to many climates and enjoys success in some New World regions. Somm Secret—In the past it wasn’t common or even accepted to age Barbera in oak but today both styles—oaked and unoaked—abound and in fact most Piedmontese producers today produce both styles.

RGL71015143SX_2015 Item# 542532

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