2007 Langhe la Villa Elio Altare

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Average critic rating : 95.0 points



The 2007 Langhe La Villa (Barbera/Nebbiolo) is a seriously compelling and utterly delicious wine. The Nebbiolo complements the juicy Barbera fruit by adding a touch of verve, freshness and aromatic complexity that gives the wine an extra level of focus over the Larigi in this vintage. The 2007 La Villa is harmonious and impeccably balanced all the way through to the long finish. Simply put, this is a spellbinding wine from Altare. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. ||I was completely blown away by Elio Altare’s 2007s. The wines show incredible purity of fruit, rich, textured personalities, soft tannins and sublime overall balance. This is one of the very finest young vintages I have tasted here. Interestingly the wines were much more open when I tasted them in New York in September 2009 than they were a few weeks later at the winery. I also was impressed with the white 2008 Cinqueterre, a wine Altare is making from impossibly steep vineyards in Liguria. The 2008 showed elements of Riesling-like minerality and tons of balance.||A Marc de Grazia Selection, various American importers, including: de Grazia Imports; tel. (417) 732-4200; Michael Skurnik, Syosset, NY; (516) 677-9300, Estate Wines Ltd., San Rafael CA; (415) 492-9411, Giuliana Imports, Boulder CO; (303) 547-6343, Robert Houde Wines, Bensenville IL; (630) 422-1119 Wine Advocate.October, 2009


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