Barolo, Cannubi
Elio Altare

Barolo, Cannubi, 2016


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vintage

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2016
6x75cl
DP
£893.84

2016
6x75cl
DP
£995.84


Elio Altare, Barolo, Cannubi, 2016

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2012
2016
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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
15.5 %

Notes

A wonderful mix of seduction and precision. Glossy, rich wild strawberry fruit emerge from the complex stony minerality. Great detail and definition here, as well as seductive, melting tannins. A saline note and a dash of dark chocolate follow. A constantly evolving wine. Animated but slick. A very noble and complete Barolo. Just as the Altares' share-cropping agreement for Brunate ended, they reach a deal to lease some well-placed vines in the original, middle part of Cannubi. Their first vintage was 2011. Made in the same way as the other Barolos (excepting UnoPerUno) - short fermentation and maceration followed by 24 months in 30% new oak. Less than 1500 bottles were made.

Critics score


Score:
96

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2020

Notes
The 2016 Barolo Cannubi is a powerful, structured wine that is going to need time to come into its own. Cannubi Barolos are often seductive when young, but Altare's 2016 has quite a bit of tannin that needs time to soften. Even so, all the elements are wonderfully balanced. Kirsch, sweet tobacco, menthol, licorice and dried flowers infuse the 2016 with striking layers of nuance.

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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