Azienda Agricola Elio Altare di Silvia Altare

Frazione Annunziata 51, 12064 La Morra
Italy

Telephone +39 0173 50835
Fax +39 0173 50835
elioaltare@elioaltare.com

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 15 / C22
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand C22

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.09  Liguria
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.13  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Liguria, Piemont

Barolo DOCG

Appellation: Barolo docg
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Area of production: La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Bottles produced: 10.000
Age of the vines: from 20 to 30 years
Soil composition: various
Exposure: south, south-east

Vinification: maceration on the skins for approx. 4/5 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control, ageing in French barrique for 24 months
Color: very intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Nose: fresh scents of small red fruits, raspberry, redcurrant and wild roses that evolve into licorice and spice notes
Taste: warm, elegant, persistent with a long finish, soft tannins
Serving suggestion: red meats, aged cheese

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Product category: Liguria, Piemont

Langhe Rosso DOC Larigi


Appellation: Langhe rosso doc
Varietal: Barbera
Area of production: La Morra

Bottles produced: 2.500 / 3.000
Age of the vines: planted in 1948
Soil composition: clay and sand
Exposure: south, south-east

Vinification: maceration on the skins for approx. 3 / 4 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control, ageing in new French barrique for 18 months
Color: very dense purple red
Nose: intense small red fruits, very persistent
Taste: warm, soft, intense, with silky tannins, pleasantly acidity, red berries
Serving suggestion: grilled meat, cheese and salami

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Product category: Liguria, Piemont

Red wine L'Insieme

Wine name:  Vino rosso
Varietal:  Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Barbera 20%, Nebbiolo 20%, Dolcetto 10%, Syrah 5%, Petit Verdot 5%
Area of production:   La Morra

Bottles produced:   1.500
Age of the vines:   from 10 to 30 years old
Soil composition:   various
Exposition:  various

 
Vinification:   Maceration on the skins for approx. 3/5 days in rotary fermentors with temperature  control , ageing in new French barriques for 18 months
Colour:  very intense red ruby
Taste:   big structure, because of the composition the taste is much more “international”, spicy and  herbal
Nose :   very spicy and intense

Serving suggestion :   red meats, game, aged cheese

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Product category: Liguria, Piemont

Dolcetto d'Alba DOC

Appellation: Dolcetto d’Alba doc
Varietal: Dolcetto
Area of production: La Morra

Bottles produced: 18.000 / 20.000
Age of the vines: from 20 to 40 years old
Soil composition: calcareous but also very sandy
Exposure: various, mostly north and north-east

Vinification: maceration on the skins for approximately 2 to 3 days maximum in rotary fermenters with temperature control, ageing in stainless steal tank for about 10 months
Color: intense violet
Nose: aromas of violets and black cherry.
Taste: dry but soft, delicate tannins, full taste of cherries and black cherry. Medium-bodied, easy drinking to be appreciated in the summer months, served a little chilled. In Italy it is considered an excellent everyday wine

Serving suggestion: antipasto, pasta course, white meat, light cheese, salami, pizza, panini

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Product category: Liguria, Piemont

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC

Appellation: Langhe nebbiolo doc
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Area of production: La Morra

Bottles produced: 8.000
Age of the vines: from 20 to 50 years old
Soil composition: calcareous but also very sandy
Exposure: various, south-east, east

Vinification: maceration on the skins for approx. 3 / 4 days in rotary fermenters with temperature control , short passage in used French barrique for 5 months
Color: intense ruby
Nose: delicate, fresh aromas of rose petals and red fruits
Taste: nice tannins, but not dry. Intense taste of red fruits and good acidity

Serving suggestion: antipasto, pasta course, red meats

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About us

Company details

The winery

Grandpa Giuseppe came to la Morra in 1948.
The family Altare was originally from the town of Dogliani, then the farm in La Morra was bought. Back then the estate covered 5 hectares of nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto vineyards, along with some peach, hazelnut and apple trees. Those were times when orchards gave higher yield and more profit than vineyards.

Back then it wasn’t easy, given the economic crisis that lasted for years. Elio, along with other friends, decided to learn more about winemaking beyond the borders of Piemonte, trying to grab some of the success that those regions were enjoying. Their first trip to Burgundy, in January 1976, was a revelation, and when Elio got back home he knew there were major changes to be made.

He wasn't afraid: he grabbed a chainsaw, as if it was a sword, and first he cut down the fruit trees in the orchard, then he chopped up the big old wooden tanks in the cellar into fire wood. This way he made room for his first brand new barrique.

His father Giovanni didn't understand him. His son's radical decisions were too far from his way of thinking. Being from an older generation and poorer times, he was not able to accept what he thought was an offense against common sense and tradition, and because of their different opinions, Giovanni and Elio’s relationship fell into silence. He died in 1985 and tragically disinherited Elio.
Elio continued to work while he bought back the winery and vineyards from his siblings.

Elio stood firm then and still does today. Stubbornly he decided to change direction and give a different interpretation to the family's wine, favouring elegance, finesse, and balance, following a strict regime in the vineyards, adopting new vinification and aging techniques in the cellar.

The farm is still family managed today. Under Elio' s supervision, we farm 10 hectares with an average production of 70.000 bottles.

Since 2003 Silvia, the oldest daughter, began working besides Elio, while Elena, the youngest daughter, moved to Germany, where she runs a wine importing company.

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