Barolo
Fratelli Alessandria

Barolo,

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vintage

Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo, 2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo, 2013

85 percent of the fruit comes from the Verduno commune with the rest being young vines Gramolere. A slightly shorter maceration than the Cru wines but with the same three years ageing in large casks, the 2013 Barolo is bright suave and supple. The sensual satin-like texture supports the open, plump and juicy fruit – predominantly fresh and aromatic red berry and loganberry flavours. Its beauty, composure and elegance point clearly to the Verduno style.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
14%
92+/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Fratelli Alessandria's 2013 Barolo is fabulous. Scents of orange peel, cardamom, dried flowers, mint and dried cherries give the 2013 a decidedly exotic flavor profile that will only gain in sweetness and perfume as the wine ages. Mid-weight structure gives the wine considerable appeal, but readers who can cellar the 2013 will be in for a treat. Alessandria's straight Barolo remains one of the most fairly priced wines in all of Piedmont. Don't miss it.
Date Reviewed:
10/2017

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country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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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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