Barolo, Gramolere
    Fratelli Alessandria

    Barolo, Gramolere,



    Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo, Gramolere, 2013

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo, Gramolere, 2013

    From Vittore’s mother side of the family, this is a vineyard that came from the Manzone estate in Monforte in 2001. Higher than Verduno, at 400 metres above sea level and yielding completely different wines. Mores fleshy, tannic and compact than the Monvigliero, structured but velvety. Dark berry fruits are accompanied by a more savoury, earthy character, notes of plum and plum stone, herb and undergrowth with hint of iron. Smart, deep and impressive.

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2013 Barolo Gramolere is the most linear and taut of these 2013 Barolos from Alessandria. Chalk, white pepper, mint and sweet red toned fruit give the wine its brightness. Intensely saline and sculpted, the 2013 plays off a real sense of energy and drive. It, too, needs plenty of time in bottle to be at its very best. Today, the 2013 pulses with energy, but the best is yet to come. Vittore Alessandria is naturally most often associated with Barolos from Verduno, his home town, but the Gramolere, from an estate vineyard in Monforte, is often one of the better wines in the range, as it is once again in 2013.
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    Fratelli Alessandria

    Fratelli Alessandria

    An historic Verduno estate that dates back as far as the 8th century. A true family affair Vittore Alessandria, his mother Flavia, father Gian Battista & uncle Ale have been working hard in recent years to give more precision to their charming wines: more leaves, fewer treatments in the vineyards, along with the investment into a battery of Swiss coopered Slavonian oak botti have all helped to give increased focus to the wines. Made in a traditional and non-interventionist way, the wines are fermented gently and slowly before elevage in large oak cask for three years. These are some of the aromatic, elegant and charming Barolos you’ll find.

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