Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2015

Standard practice at Wine Decoded is to grab a bottle and try before we load up on anything. Particularly, when we haven’t tried wines from the producer. We do a bit of research and check for continuity at the winery, avoiding potential earthquakes from changes in ownership and vigneron.

With this in mind I had a bottle of 2015 Barolo sent down to try.  The 2015 balanced the flowers and plush tannins of Verduno against the dark structure of Monforte impeccably. In a way that effortlessly added a tick on the side of blending not only throughout a commune, but, through the entire region of Barolo.

This was one of those wines that was devoured with gusto with the parting commenting ‘Is it all gone?’ form both me and Maree the ultimate judge!

Looking forward to trying the Cru’s, if I can save a bottle!

$113.00
$108ea in any 3+, $103ea in any 6+

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Vittore Alessandria has a stunning set of 2016s on his hands. The wines are positively brilliant. Harvest for the single vineyards started with San Lorenzo, on October 12 and finished with Gramolere on October 19. Yields were pretty much in line with historical averages. As is the custom here, Alessandria gave the 2016s around 28 days on the skins, which is just a touch bit longer than the norm. Alessandria prefers to gently keep the cap moist and does not do submerged cap fermentation. The malolactic fermentation was done in steel, after which the wines were racked into cask, where they spent around 32 months prior to being bottled.

Antonio Galloni

About Fratelli Alessandria

In the Vineyard

In the Winery

The usual winemaking info is available. The 2 most important elements that shine through for me.

First they use big old wood, no trees to chew through.

Second, the wines look great in the glass. They are beautifully balanced, have wonderful personalities, and, have that freshness with development that is so crucial for any decent drink.

Where in the World is Fratelli Alessandria?

Fratelli Alessandria is based in Verduno, home to its most famous Cru, Monvigliero. The boys have additional holdings in Monforte.

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Where in the world does the magic happen?

Fratelli Alessandria, Via Beato Valfrè, Verduno, Province of Cuneo, Italy

Italy

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Piedmont

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Barolo

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Monforte d'Alba

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Verduno

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