Barbera, Larigi Langhe
Elio Altare

Barbera, Larigi Langhe


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2012
75cl
DP
£59.84

2012
6x75cl
DP
£359.08

2014
6x75cl
DP
£355.22

2015
75cl
DP
£59.21

2015
6x75cl
DP
£355.22

2017
6x75cl
DP
£355.22

2018
6x75cl
DP
£355.22

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Broking
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2007
6x75cl
DP
£347.08


Elio Altare, Barbera, Larigi Langhe

2007
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Tasting Notes


ABV:
15 %

Notes

From a wonderful parcel of 60 year old Barbera vines, aged in 100% new oak barrels. Bottled in the summer of 2009 at the same time as the 2006 Barolo. A lively and alluring Barbera, extremely classy tannins, great precision of fruit whilst showing huge ripeness too, this shows compelling fruit characteristics of cassis, raspberry, loganberry, crème de mure, herbs, redcurrants and cherries, fleshy and textured but at the same time refreshing.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
10/2009

Notes
The 2007 Langhe Larigi (Barbera) is a pretty, layered Barbera laced with perfumed fruit. The wine shows superb balance in a medium-bodied style framed by silky, elegant tannins. The 2007 is shaping up to be another terrific Larigi in the style of the 2001 and 2004. After having tasted every vintage of this wine back to 1985 earlier this year (see my article on this site) it is clear Larigi is among the very finest Barberas made in Piedmont today. The 2007 can be enjoyed upon release but it will be better in another few years and should drink splendidly to age 20 and likely beyond.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

Appellation:

Producer:
Elio Altare

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Elio Altare

Elio Altare

Elio has done Piedmont wines a great service over the last two decades. Not only has the outstanding quality of his delightful ‘La Morra’ Barolo wines raised Piedmont’s profile, but he has taken many younger growers, such as Marco Marengo, under his wing giving them advice and instilling confidence in them to make and bottle their own wines. Elio’s production of modern style Burgundy-influenced Barolos is, alas, miniature, meaning many of the Cru Barolos sell out before they even reach our list. Always experimenting and looking to perfect his art, Elio makes some stunning wine outside of his strong Barolo portfolio, including the old vines single vineyard Larigi Barbera and the Barbera Nebbiolo blend, La Villa. As Elio steps ever closer to full retirement, his talented daughter Silvia has taken greater control of wine production, carrying on the estate's concept of producing "modern classics." One of Silvia's recent initiatives was to produce the uno per uno cuvée, a staggeringly labour intense wine produced by cutting berries (selecting from the estate's best plots) off of their stalks for whole berry fermentation. The result is one of the modern day greats of Barolo. Their flagship wine, the Barolo blend, undergoes a short fermentation of up to a week, followed by ageing in used oak barriques for 2 years, the same method applies to the Cru Barolos apart from the fact that there is some new oak - anything up to 30%. The langhe wines are all aged for a shorter time, 12-6 months, in 100% new oak. Despite these modern methods oak or alcohol are not at all the feature of these wines you'd expect. Rather they are packed with vivid character, offer silky textures and are some of the most intense wines Piedmont has to offer. Viticulture is organic and sulphur usuage is incredibly low. These are some of the most honest, pure and environmentally friendly wines in the region.

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