Elio Altare   Piedmont, Italy  
 
 
 
  Elio Altare is universally acknowledged to be one of the world's greatest winemakers. Altare was a leader of the revolution in cellar and vineyard technique in the Barolo zone; among his many now-commonplace innovations were the use of rotary fermenters, a short maceration period, and the use of small barriques for aging. he resulting wines, from Dolcetto to Barbera to Barolo, are often considered to be the ultimate expressions of the soft, fragrant and lush qualities characteristic of the commune of La Morra, and today Altare is mentor to many of the younger generation of La Morra barolisti including Mauro Veglio, Mauro Molino, and the Revello brothers. Elio owns 5 hectares and rents four more, planted in the ratio: 40% Nebbiolo, 30% Dolcetto, 25% Barbera and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Altare wants no more than 1.5 kilos of grapes per vine and there are merely 5500 vines per hectare. This is the real key that Altare maintains plus an organic approach to viticulture: "You can't make great wine without concentrated fruit." 
 
  Website: http://www.elioaltare.com
 
  Wines:      
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Barbera d'Alba, Altare 2013    
Barolo 'Arborina', Altare 2009    
Barolo 'Arborina', Altare 2009   (1500ML)
Barolo 'Arborina', Altare 2011    
Barolo 'Arborina', Altare 2011   (1500ML)
Barolo 'Arborina', Altare 2011   (3000ML)
Barolo 'Brunate', Altare 2011    
Barolo 'Brunate', Altare 2011   (1500ML)
Barolo 'Cannubi', Altare 2011    
Barolo 'Cannubi', Altare 2011   (1500ML)
Barolo 'Cerretta', Elio Altare 2006    
Barolo 'Cerretta', Elio Altare 2007    
Barolo 'Cerretta', Elio Altare 2008    
Barolo 'Cerretta', Elio Altare 2008   (1500ML)
Barolo 'Cerretta', Elio Altare 2009    
Barolo 'Cerretta', Elio Altare 2009   (1500ML)
Barolo 'UNOPERUNO', Altare 2011    
Barolo 'UNOPERUNO', Altare 2011   (1500ML)
Barolo, Altare 2006    
Barolo, Altare 2008    
Barolo, Altare 2009    
Barolo, Altare 2011    
Dolcetto d'Alba, Altare 2014    
Dolcetto d'Alba, Altare 2013    
Langhe Giarborina [Nebbiolo], Elio Altare 2012    
Langhe La Villa [Barbera/Nebbiolo], Elio Altare 2010    
Langhe La Villa [Barbera/Nebbiolo], Elio Altare 2012    
Langhe Larigi [Barbera], Elio Altare 2011    
Langhe Larigi [Barbera], Elio Altare 2012    
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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