Forbes | A Tour of Barolo

February 20, 2019

Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo 'Monvigliero' DOCG

This is a fantastic overview of Barolo! "...Thanks to a combination of numerous favorable vintages over the past 15-20 years, along with the fact that the Langhe district, where Barolo is produced, was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, Barolo has an added visibility that it did not enjoy even two decades ago; this despite the fact that the wine has enjoyed great fame for much of the 20th century...." Read more 

2014 Fratelli Alessandria, Barolo 'Monvigliero' DOCG

Fratelli Alessandria is a Piedmontese wine estate in Langhe, in northwest Italy. It was founded at the start of the 19th century and has been the property of the Alessandria family since 1870. The estate is focused on the cultivation of the Nebbiolo grape variety under the Barolo DOCG, but also produces a range of wines from other local grape varieties including Dolcetto, Barbera, Favorita and the rare red grape Pelaverga.

The estate covers 12 hectares (30 acres) of land in Verduno and Monforte d'Alba. There are a total of nine different vineyard plots with a variety of different terroirs. From these vineyards, Fratelli Alessandria produces a selection of Barolo wines, including three single-cru expressions, from the Monvigliero, San Lorenzo and Gramolere vineyards.

In addition to its Barolo wine range, Alessandria also makes a collection of regional wines, including those under the Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba and Langhe titles, as well as a single Verduno Pelaverga wine from 3ha (7 acres) of vines. This wine was first made in 1973 and today has a sizeable production of around 20,000 bottles a year.

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