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97 Points - "The 2016 Barolo Monvigliero is a total knock-out. A burst of sweet red berry fruit, mint, pine and red berry fruit give the Monvigliero its effusive aromatic presence. A Barolo of tremendous pedigree, the Alessandria’s Monvigliero is sure to put a smile on the face of Piedmont lovers. Although it is very young, the 2016 is off the charts gorgeous. It is everything first rate Barolo can and should be. The 2016 is to die for. Don’t miss it." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2020)
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