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WINERY: Societa’ Agricola Fratelli Alessandria
WINEMAKERS: Alessandro and Vittore Alessandria
REGION: ITALY • Piedmont • Verduno
APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
BLEND: 100% Nebbiolo
VINEYARDS: ‘Monvigliero’ is Verduno’s most prized vineyard. Facing south/
southwest, it is steeply graded, and sits between 750 to 930 feet above sea
level. Local soils are called “marne di Sant’Agata,” a mix of sand and clay
with a high proportion of limestone, unique to Verduno.
AGE OF VINES: 45 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested in October. Destemmed; fermented on
indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for
three years in older Slavonian oak casks (20-40HL). Bottled unfined and
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of dark berries, tobacco, plums, roses.
Complex and layered; also supple, silky. Good structure and balance.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled steak; dishes with wild mushrooms
96+ Points - "Monvigliero in the Verduno township is quickly becoming one of the most celebrated and talked about crus in Barolo. The Fratelli Alessandria estate was among the first to understand its potential, and indeed, this wine was first released in 1978. Fast forward to today and you will find that the 2015 Barolo Monvigliero is an absolutely classic interpretation that stays faithful to past incarnations. The wine offers pretty berry aromas intermingled with spice, licorice and crushed stone. A floral aroma of red rose also appears. The tannins are solid and will require extra years of bottle aging." - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, Jun 2019)