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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
We welcome visits to the winery, but by appointment only. Please contact us by phone at +39 0173 50835, or by email  elioaltare@elioaltare.com This will help us to get organized so that you can enjoy your visit with us. During harvest time, september - october, the winery is closed.
2nd of June 2016
Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte by Suzanne Hoffman   In Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte, Suzanne Hoffman tells the stories of 22 wine families - including ours - rooted for generations in Piemonte’s Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato regions. The book includes over 200 photographs, many of which came from the families, and genealogies she prepared with each family. It’s a first of its kind look, filled with many behind-the-label stories, some of which were never told in print before. It’s the perfect pairing to a great bottle of Piemonte wine! &nb

Langhe Doc Rosso Larigi 2015        93 points Langhe Doc Rosso Giàrborina 2015 94 points Langhe Doc Rosso La Villa 2015      93 points Barolo Docg 2014                           88 points Barolo Docg Arborina 2014             93 points Barolo Docg Cannubi 2014            
VERTICAL TASTING
Several years in the making, this side-by-side retrospective of Elio Altare’s Barolo Arborina and Langhe Arborina provided the backdrop for an exploration of the career of one of Piedmont’s most ambitious growers. Known for taking a chainsaw to his father’s old casks in a fit of desperation, Elio Altare is one of the architects of what is often referred to as the “modern” school in Barolo, a movement created by a group of young growers in the 1980s who wanted to shake up Piedmont’s sleepy establishment. Although Altare has made dazzling wines for decades, wh
FROM SEPTEMBER 2015
For the first time on the big screen "Barolo Boys, The Story of a Revolution" tells the fascinating story of Barolo wine and how it exploded as a world phenomenon.   Barolo' s current success is mainly due to the courage and the initiative of this group of small wine makers, the so-called Barolo Boys   http://www.baroloboysthemovie.com/  
BY DAN GEORGE
To know and understand more about L’ Insieme and the charity foundation, please take a minute to read this essay it has been written by Dan George, a wine lover, a writer, a friend from New Mexico   you can follow Dan on his wine blog at: http://incorrigibledgrape.blogspot.com     L' Insieme   The self is not singular, it is the summation of its universal parts. This can be felt in acts of philanthropy and benefaction. The L’Insieme association is a wine growers initiative and charitable organization founded in 1997 by Elio Altare one of Europe’s
VERTICAL TASTING
Although Elio Altare is best known for the superb Barolos he crafts from the Arborina and Brunate vineyards, his entire range is among the most consistently brilliant in Italy. This truly once in a lifetime retrospective tasting traced the development of Altare’s Vigna Larigi, an old-vine Barbera made from a  tiny one-hectare plot on the Arborina hillside. For the occasion Altare opened every vintage of Larigi from 1985 to 2006 - with the exception of the 1983 and 1984, which could not be located – a rare event by any measure, most importantly because Altare himself had never