- Fratelli Alessandria
- 2024 - 2031
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, April 2022
A beautiful representation of the village of Verduno that displays a supremely sexy nose! Juicy blood orange, pomegranate and dark red cherry mingle with fresh rose and mineral notes. The gentle roll of ripe, silky fruit tannins that unfurl on the palate are matched by a lively freshness and support the weight of the detailed, juicy fruit. Impeccable balance.
Antonio Galloni, November 21,
The 2018 Barolo del Comune di Verduno is aromatic, delicate and super-expressive. Bright red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender, spice and dried herbs open with a bit of coaxing. The 2018 offers a lovey combination of fruitiness and mid-weight Verduno structure. Drinking window: 2023 - 2030.
Jancis Robinson, November 21,
Youthful mid ruby. Lifted, fresh cherry fruit with dark earth notes and a fine layer of spice. Very elegant and fine on the palate, almost ephemeral. Notes of amarena cherry with fine, long bitter-sweet powdery tannins. Super-elegant and pretty and ready now. Highly recommended for those seeking elegance over power. Drink 2022-2028.
In the small medieval village of Verduno lies the historic Fratelli Alessandria cellar. The family has tended vines in the region since the beginning of the 19th century and today their 12 hectares stretch over some of the best crus in Verduno and also Monforte. This is a true family affair, Gian Battista Alessandria and his wife Flavia tend to the vines while his brother Alessandro and his son Vittore are in the winery. Together, they craft high-quality artisanal wines from the Nebbiolo grape variety but also from some Dolcetto, Barbera and the little-known Pelaverga variety. The Barolos from the village of Verduno are highly distinct and can be lighter, lacier and more elegant than those from other villages.
With Brunello in Tuscany, Barolo is undoubtedly Italy's finest wine producing region. Located in Piedmont in the north west of Iataly Barolo is comprised of 5 major communes - Barolo, Monteforte d'Alba, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba - though the latter three tend to represent the main styles of the region. The wines are compelling and polished - an exemplary expression of the Nebbiolo grape. DOCG law requires a minimum ageing of 2 years in cask or barrel yet can be longer depending on the producer. Barolos are generally released four or more years after the vintage.