Barolo, Gramolere
Fratelli Alessandria

Barolo, Gramolere, 2018


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2018
6x75cl
DP
£379.22

2018
1x1.5L
DP
£144.41


Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo, Gramolere, 2018

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

A steep Monforte site, at twice the elevation of Verduno with more sandstone-based soils. Pointed, steadying at first, but not heavy as it can be, with salty iron-rich minerals and sweet forest fruits, this is 2018 is very complete, promising notes of salted strawberries, griotte cherries and some brambly herbs. So harmonious, and more accessible at this stage than in most years, there is a lovely, long ripe wash of tannin and yet it is by no means austere. 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:
94

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
01/2023

Notes
The 2018 Barolo Gramolere is another gorgeous wine from Alessandria. It has the same translucent character I saw from barrel. The tannins remain a bit edgy, perhaps because of what appears to be a bit less fruit depth. Savory, floral and mineral notes abound in this mid-weight, classically built Barolo from Fratelli Alessandria.

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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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