Fratelli Alessandria, Dolcetto d'Alba 2019Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
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.
This easy-drinking Dolcetto comes from four different sites in the commune of Verduno, the northernmost part of Barolo. With an early harvest for the early ripening Dolcetto, the wine undergoes a short maceration time and just 5-7 months in stainless steel or cement, and 1-2 months in bottle before it is ready to enjoy. Drink this right away and with all sorts of food.