Elio Altare Barolo Unoperuno 2016

Critical Acclaim: 97 pts Wine Advocate; 97 pts Antonio Galloni. 

About the Wine: They hand-destem the berries literally “one by one”. They are looking for the purity of the fruit of nebbiolo, making sure there are no stems, no leaves, and no ugly berries left in the maceration.

Winemaker Tasting Notes: Fresh to the nose with fresh fruits, rose petals and flowers. The taste is warm and elegant, with smooth soft silky tannins.

The Elio Altare 2016 Barolo Unoperuno is a special wine with a high price tag that is explained by the manual labor required for its creation. "Uno per uno" means "one at a time" in Italian, and the fruit, the actual individual berries, are selected by hand during a super precise sorting operation. It represents a blend of Arborina in La Morra, Cannubi in Barolo, Pernanno in Castiglione Falletto, Sarmassa in Barolo and Cerretta in Serralunga d'Alba. This is a grounded and powerful wine (with a potent 15.5% alcohol content). It reveals cherry cough drop, blackberry preserves and candied orange peel. There is smoke and spice acquired during two years of oak aging. A precious few 1,200 bottles were produced, berry by berry.- Monica Larner, Wine Advocate. 

Varietal: Nebbiolo.

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