Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 85 i t A l Y : bA rolo However, the one thing that Elio Altare was missing from his portfolio was an expression of Barolo from the commune of Serralunga. As we've watched the popularity of Barolo evolve, what we are finding is that Serralunga is becoming a hotbed for classic, long-lived Barolo. In 2005, we were treated to the first vintage of Altare Barolo Cerretta (the same vineyard that the legendary Giacomo Conterno winery has invested in), and today it is one of the most sought-after wines in the region. e lio Altare Barolo Cerretta v igna Bricco 2008 AG 96 » $115 "...shows the muscle of Serralunga...The 2008 is rich, deep and virile all the way through to the finish..." (1558003) Altare's Best Kept Secret It pays to read between the lines. As an avid reader at Antonio Galloni's Vinous, you tend to learn a thing or two. Sometimes those bits of information can be priceless. The fact that Elio Altare's Giaborina is a Barolo in all but name is a perfect example... "This is an especially lithe, silky Barolo, with lovely aromatic depth and plenty of nuance." wrote Antonio Galloni, who also believes that it "...is the wine that truly captures the Altare style at its best." Did we forget to mention it's the 2013 vintage? The 2013 Giaborina may just be the best kept secret in Piedmont today. e lio Altare Giaborina Nebbiolo Langhe 2013 AG 95+ » $79 (1556023) h e is the man that thumbed his nose at the outdated and antiquated ways of many old Barolo houses. He was coined a modernist, and whether you liked the style or not, his actions had a major influence on where all of Barolo is today. This has much less to do with French oak than it did with cleaner cellars, better vineyard management, and a progressive way of thinking throughout the region. We look at the past efforts from Altare and admire their character, longevity and truly Burgundian personalities. Elio Altare should require no introduction within the circles of Barolo enthusiasts. Moving For W ard by l ooking b ack

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