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Tonight a special bottle.
Elio Altare - Barolo 2011 (91 tsomw points)
I decanted the wine for around 3 hours and it started singing in the glass.
It shows an intense ruby red color with garnet reflections.
On the nose raspberries, red cherries and roses with hints of licorice, vanilla, cedar and spices.
On the palate excellent balance and texture with medium tannins, medium acidity. Good complexity and length.
Can be aged fors some more years but now already great.
Website winery: www.elioaltare.com
Appellation: Barolo docg
Area of production: La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo
Bottles produced: 10.000
Age of the vines: from 20 to 30 years
Soil composition: various
Exposure: south, south-east
Vinification: maceration on the skins for approx. 4/5 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control, ageing in French barrique for 24 months
Color: very intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Nose: fresh scents of small red fruits, raspberry, redcurrant and wild roses that evolve into licorice and spice notes
Taste: warm, elegant, persistent with a long finish, soft tannins
Serving suggestion: red meats, aged cheese