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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Elio Altare

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Piedmont

Grape Blend:

Barbera | Nebbiolo

La Villa, Langhe, 2009

6x75cl £360.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

A clear saltiness and red fruit from the Barbera on the attack, followed by the intense sweet but earthy fruit of Nebbiolo. Aromatic, ripe notes of mulberry, rose, crème de mûre with hints of truffle, salt and blueberry. Long seamless and complex. A blend of 60% old vines Barbera from the Larigi vineyard and 40% Nebbiolo from the Barolo Arborina vineyard aged in 100% new oak barrels.

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