Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo "Monvigliero" 2016Regular price $102.00 Save $-102.00
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.
Monvigliero is famed as the most prestigious vineyard in Verduno and representative of the entire Barolo area. It is often called the “Grand Cru” of Verduno with vines 45 years in age. The wine undergoes three years in Slavonian oak, two months in steel, and finally six months in bottle. We were fortunate to have visited this vineyard during harvest season several years back.