Fratelli Alessandria, Barbera d'Alba 2019Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Fratelli Alessandria is one of the stars of Verduno. The Alessandria family – owner Gian Battista, his wife Flavia, brother Alessandro, and son Vittore – lovingly produce a robust range of Piedmont specialty wines from start to finish. The farmer of the group, Gian’s philosophy is “the best wine comes from a great vineyard.” Located in the town of Verduno, in the commune of Barolo, the property has operated as a winery since the early 19th century. The wines were winning prizes as early as 1843. The original Alessandria brothers (fratelli) purchased the property in 1870. There is a deep understanding of how to work the vines in the marl soils they call “Sant’Agata,” a mixture of silt, limestone and sand. The Alessandria family first released their wine in 1978. Their style has always been classic, along with the grapes of the region; they never shifted towards a modernist hand.
Barbera, the fruitier and more approachable variety of the region, comes from the commune of Verduno. This spends 5-7 months in steel or cement vats, then 1-2 months in bottle.
Giuseppe Mascarello, Barbera d'Alba Scudetto 2015Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
The last of the great Barolo generation is Mauro Mascarello who took over for his father, Guiseppe. He has been making incredible wine since the late 1960s. Not only does Mauro continue the family’s tradition of excellence, he also brought about incredible changes. Monprivato, the family’s vineyard from which they had been sourcing and blending with fruit from other Barolo sites, changed after 1970. Mauro opted to bottle the wine as a single vineyard site. He realized the potential for Monprivato as a wine that could shine on its own with perfume and richness. It has been one of the most consistently magical wines coming out of the Langhe region.
This is another Mascarello ambition to bottle a wine from a single vineyard. Scudetto is a small vineyard in the Perno hamlet of Monforte d’Alba with Barbera vines planted in 1998. The wine is matured in oak barrels for a few months, then rests until the three year mark following the vintage.