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    Elio Altare La Villa Vino da Tavola 2003
    Other Red Blends - Piedmont, Italy

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    Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 110252

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Vinification: Maceration on the skins for approx. 3/4 days in rotary fermentors with temperature control , ageing in new French barriques for 18 months
    Colour: very intense ruby red
    Taste: fresh red fruits, well balanced tannins and with a pleasant acidity due to the barbera
    Nose: intense aromas of plums and berries
    Serving suggestion: red meats, soft to medium aged cheese, pasta with rich sauce

    Critical Acclaim:

    2003 Langhe La Villa—Dark ruby. The 2003 La Villa, blend of equal parts Nebbiolo and Barbera, is a study in contrasts, given that the vintage produced such different results for the two varietals. The wine shows plenty of the attractive plummy dark fruit, licorice and tar notes of barrel-aged Barbera, but unfortunately the wine’s overall balance is dominated by the Nebbiolo, with its hard tannins and more prominent alcoholic quality. As good as La Villa can be, I usually find myself headed straight to the cellar to open a bottle of Altare’s Barolo or Barbera Larigi

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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