Barolo, Gramolere
Fratelli Alessandria

Barolo, Gramolere, 2017


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2017
75cl
DP
£63.20

2017
6x75cl
DP
£379.22

2017
3x1.5L
DP
£433.22


Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo, Gramolere, 2017

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

More voluptuous and less chiselled than the Monvigliero, still with requisite structure but so different in shape. Well-covered, fulsome, mouth-coating bramble fruit with notes of dried orange peel, asian spices and a hint of vanilla. Solid, deep and powerful, this will need some time to come round. From Vittore’s mother side of the family, this is a vineyard that came from the Manzone estate in Monforte in 2001. The vines are 55 years old. Higher than Verduno, at over 400 metres above sea level and with browner/ red soils this yields completely different wines. After a month of gentle maceration, the wine is then aged for 3 years in large wooden vats.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Susan Hulme, The Wine Independent

Date:
07/2022

Notes
The 2017 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere has a lively nose - it is spicy, vibrant and nuanced. Lively too on the palate, it is very forceful with, fine-textured, chalky tannins. Energetic and characterful. It needs more time, wait 3 years, drink for 20.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


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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