About Elio Altare
Nestled in the tranquil hills of Piedmont in Northern Italy, Elio Altare winery is the epitome of Italian viticultural heritage. This family-owned winery, originally purchased by the Altare family in the late 1940s, has since been passed down through generations. It's philosophy? A steadfast commitment to quality, tradition and innovation.
Elio Altare himself is considered to be one of the pioneers of the 'Barolo revolution', an era in the 1980s that saw radical changes in winemaking techniques in the region. Elio's revolutionary approach included drastically reducing yield, implementing green harvesting, and introducing French oak barriques for maturation. His relentless passion for change naturally elicited criticism from the more conservative Italian winemakers. However, his commitment to revolutionary techniques eventually earned the winery international acclaim.
Situated amidst a stunning landscape of cascading hills and scenic vineyards, the winery itself possesses great charm. Each corner of the estate stands as a testament to the time-honoured traditions of Italian winemaking, beautifully adapted to embrace the strides taken amidst the Barolo revolution.
Most celebrated among Elio Altare's offerings are its full-bodied, yet elegantly balanced Barolo wines, characterised by their complex fruity, floral, and spicy nuances? These arresting wines reflect the distinctive terroir of Piedmont, exhibiting a finesse that is legendary amongst wine connoisseurs worldwide. The robust Barbera and thoughtful Dolcetto wines also make notable mentions among the winery’s repertoire.
With each passing year, the Elio Altare winery continues its devoted pursuit of producing exceptional wines, perfectly marrying tradition with modern innovation. The winery remains a paragon of Italian winemaking, its unyielding commitment to excellence is truly an inspiration within the viticulture sector. It remains to be the vineyard of choice for those desiring a taste of Piedmontese elegance, the very heart of Italian viticulture. Truly, the Elio Altare winery is the embodiment of the Italian dedication to, and passion for, the divine craft of winemaking.
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