Always a category-transcending wine of impressive complexity, this is essentially a blend of the Giarborina and Larigi. I always find the complexity terribly compelling, showing the beauty of such a marriage, one that is rarely attempted and, as far as I’m aware most . Class!
“The 2013 La Villa, a blend of 60% Larigi Barbera and 40% Giarborina Nebbiolo, is gorgeous. Plump, juicy and forward, La Villa brings together the mid-palate juiciness of Barbera with the aromatic complexity of Nebbiolo, all with striking harmony and finesse. Suave, polished tannins round out the highly inviting finish. The 2013 was aged in 100% new French oak barrels. This is another effortless, gracious wine from Altare.” 95 Galloni