Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere 2015
Nebbiolo | Italy
Wow! We are bursting with pride here at Napa Valley headquarters to have scored a lovely (and small!) parcel of Fratelli Alessandria’s single-vineyard, 95+POINT “Gramolere” bottling. And, after grabbing a few for OUR cellars, we are ready to offer it to you at the BEST price you will likely ever see for a collectible Barolo like this!
A wine to drink young and to put away for as long as you want, most likely. For us, it hits all the sweet spots we crave in northern Italian Nebbiolo --- tension, balance, electric energy and powerful flavors of tea, dried roses, cherry, mint and SO. MUCH. MORE.
ASTOUNDING PRICE. Will go fast...first come, first served!
About the Producer
At the northern edge of the Barolo zone, the Alessandria family, since the mid-19th century, has called this beautiful landscape home. In 1870, when the family first established their farm, calling it Fratelli Alessandria, Verduno was the center of Barolo winemaking—it was here where families first crafted dry Nebbiolo wines in the style we know today. Today Verduno is experiencing a renaissance, and it is the “brothers” Alessandria who are guiding the wines of Verduno back to the heights they once held. It is of course a family affair—the brothers Gian Battista and Alessandro, and Alessandro’s son, Vittore, are the stewards of this generations-old estate.
Fratelli Alessandria does not contract any fruit, they own and farm everything themselves. Their holdings in the cru of Gremolere (in Monforte d'Alba, a bit of a trek from their winery in Verduno) is an amazing plot. Their vines here are over 40 years old and grow at an elevation of 1200 feet with perfect Southern exposure. The resulting wines are a bit more powerful and muscular than their Verduno bottlings, but their light touch and hands-off approach is still evident here.