"Since 2006 we heard whispers of a new Altare wine that remained super-top secret. Not that the family hasn’t had new projects: Cerretta, Cannubi, and Unoperuno are all relatively new wines compared to Barolo classico and Arborina. But this particular new wine was rumored to be on the value side of things, and from the most coveted variety that Altare cultivates: Nebbiolo. Only 800 cases are produced annually from two dedicated vineyard sources. The first is a half hectare on the north facing slope next to the cantina in Annunziata La Morra, and the other is about a hectare in Monforte, just outside of the Ginestra cru. The vines in both are about ten years old, and both are classified to produce Langhe Nebbiolo. The wine does a short fermentation-maceration of 3/4 days, and then is aged in used barriques for six months." - Skurkin Wines, Importer

2018 Elio Altare, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont