Elio Altare Barolo Unoperuno 2011

$299.99
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SKU 26418

750ml

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Color: Light ruby red with garnet reflections. Taste: Warm and elegant, smooth soft silky tannins. Nose: Fresh to the nose with fresh fruits; rose petals and flowers. Serving suggestion: Red meats, aged cheese.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Elio Altare
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Barolo Unoperuno is an excruciating labor of love. Uno per uno means "one for one" in Italian and that's how each grape is removed from its cluster. With such a labor-intensive regime, only five barriques of this wine are produced. This manual destemming means that the wine does not show any of the bitter astringency you can get with stem inclusion or even mechanical destemming. The tannins come from the seeds. The Arborina vineyard is the source of fruit and this is the second year that Barolo Unoperuno is produced. It shows a lighter garnet color and pure aromas of wild berry, dried blueberries and cassis. This ensemble is finely textured and elegant. The tannins are silky and lightweight. It takes ten days and ten people to execute the destemming process.

Monica Larner, June 2015
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorSweet cherry and berry fruit in this red is enhanced by licorice, leather and a light dose of new oak, lending vanilla and spice accents. A bit burly on the finish, but juicy too. Best from 2018 through 2033. 120 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, September 30, 2015