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Fratelli Alessandria Langhe Nebbiolo ‘Prinsiòt’ 2020

Nebbiolo from Verduno, Piedmont, Monforte d'Alba, Italy, Barolo

$60

$57ea in any 3+
$54ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork
Trying Langhe Neb's made with fruit from just one Commune is a great way to dial into the characteristics of that Commune

Description

The Langhe Nebbiolo is a the perfect intro to the Nebbiolo range from Alessandria.

“Prinsiòt”, a Piedmontese dialect noun that means little princes, it’s the historical nickname given to our family by the inhabitants of Verduno.

This Nebbiolo, that takes origin in the vineyards “Sotto Orti”, “Campasso” and “Neirane” all in Verduno.

The 2020 is taught with zippy, mineral acid at play. It needs time to relax and settle into its skin. Again we see deftly handled ultrafine tannins and the signature perfume, spice and all thing nice. Vibrant, red and blue fruits combine with nicely weighted tannins. Great mid-palate weight, and fruit drive. As with previous iterations, this is more than just a simple play thing. There’s a bit going on here. A little maceration earthiness, violets. Charming, Devine wine. Give it a couple of years and you’re in for a treat as it builds and gains more complexity.


 Versatile, accessible and elegant, the Fratelli Alessandria 2020 Langhe Nebbiolo Prinsiòt is the kind of wine you’ll want to pair next to a classic dinner of roasted chicken. The wine has the power and the acidity to cut through the meat; however, its aromas of wild berry, cherry and rose are delicate and will not overwhelm any food flavors. These qualities make the wine easy to recommend.Drink 2021-2026’ 

Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate 92 Points

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

From the Winery: “Prinsiòt” is our family’s historical nickname, in Piedmontese dialect.

This wine has a precise aim: to bring out all the elegance and aromatic finesse of Nebbiolo and to ensure that the tannins are silky and balanced.

Municipality: Verduno
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyards, Exposure and AltitudeNeirane (West, 330-400 meters), Pisapola (South/East, 280-350 meters) e Sotto Orti (West, 270-310 meters)
Average age of vines: around 10 years
Total area: about 1 hectare
Soil: limestone and silty
Longevity: 4-6 years
First year of production: 1964

About Fratelli Alessandria

Gian Battista, his wife Flavia, brother Alessandro and son Vittore are the proud custodians of the family’s winemaking tradition and passion, which date back over a century, and represent the seventh and eighth generations of winemakers (the first three generations as Fratelli Dabbene and then as Fratelli Alessandria following a marriage which took place in around 1870).

In the Vineyard

The winery vinifies only estate grown grapes.

The fifteen hectares of vineyard owned by the winery are its real assets and are located in some of the finest crus in Verduno. Alongside Nebbiolo, there are Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa and the singular Pelaverga piccolo, which has found its ideal habitat in Verduno. The only white grape is Favorita.

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.

For the Barolos:

Harvest period and method: by hand, in October
Fermentation and Maceration: 22-30 days in tanks at a constant temperature of 26 – 28 °C (78,8 – 82,4 °F)
Ageing and Fining:  about 3 years in 20 – 40 hectolitre (2-4,000L) Slavonian and French oak casks. 2 months in stainless steel tanks and at least 6 months in horizontally laid bottles
Bottling period: at the beginning of the 4th year after the harvest

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.

Verduno is located at the northern tip of the Barolo zone and is the closest village to the River Tanaro. It enjoys a special microclimate, influenced by air currents from the river. This, together with the soil composition and all the other elements of the terroir, clearly characterises the wines.

Verduno belongs to the Tortonian side of the Barolo zone and specifically to the La Morra unit. Starting from the Monvigliero sub-zone, this area extends southwards to the end of Monforte, skirting Barolo and including the La Morra sub-zones of Brunate and Cerequio. The soils consist of fossil S. Agata Marl and are of a calcareous-clayey nature, having emerged from the sea some 6-7 million years ago.

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This 3D flyover is Epic covering each of the communes you can see just how varied and extreme the aspect of each vineyard is and how in the space of a few metres just how dramatically the change.

Soil formation in the Barolo production area by Pierre le Hong.

 

92 Points.

‘Versatile, accessible and elegant, the Fratelli Alessandria 2020 Langhe Nebbiolo Prinsiòt is the kind of wine you'll want to pair next to a classic dinner of roasted chicken. The wine has the power and the acidity to cut through the meat; however, its aromas of wild berry, cherry and rose are delicate and will not overwhelm any food flavors. These qualities make the wine easy to recommend.Drink 2021-2026’

Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Where in the world does the magic happen?

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

Barolo
Verduno
Monforte d'Alba
Piedmont
Italy