“Altare’s 2011 Langhe Arborina (Nebbiolo) is gorgeous in this vintage. Freshly cut flowers, spices, mint and licorice jump from the glass in a wonderfully nuanced, detailed wine. Nebbiolo seems to have handled the unique challenges of the vintage better than Barbera. With a little bit of time in the glass the 2011 opens up beautifully. Sweet floral and spiced notes flow through to the striking, layered finish.”
94 pts Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015:
The 2011 Barolo Arborina is a fantastic expression that boasts a seamless fusion of dark fruit and spice. It delivers character, power and a feminine side that comes forward thanks to pretty floral definition. Pressed violets and roses rise from the glass. Elio Altare makes his wines on the verge of reduction (meaning with minimal contact with oxygen) as a way of safeguarding the aromatic intensity. In the mouth, the wine awards fine tannins and silky, long persistency.
這款單一園Barolo的葡萄來自於La Morra村。 La Morra的Barolo 通常芬芳馥郁，淡雅嫻靜，柔順且誘人，是五大村莊中最易飲的一類。
Elio Altare在Gambero Rosso(大紅蝦)即《意大利葡萄酒年鑑》所有意大利酒莊中排名第四！在之前只有傳奇名莊Gaja, 犀牛莊La Spinetta和Lombarby的Ca' del Bosco。這個排名完全符合酒莊在整個意大利的地位。