Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2016
Nebbiolo | Italy
$49.95 $63.00 - 750mL
I’ll just say that this is nothing short of gorgeous, hitting all the important Nebbiolo notes with gorgeous clarity and purity, AND simply amazingly priced. I'd suggest buying as much as you can. It will age for decades.
The winery dates back to about 1870. Located in Verduno, it was one of the very first Piemontese producers to start making the dry, ageable style of Barolo we know today. Alessandria’s three single-vineyard wines are vinified the same way – 25 days +/- fermentation and maceration, aging in 20-50hl oak; they are object lessons in terroir.
If you love Barolo, please don’t miss this offering! While it lasts!
About The Producer
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is the classic Barolo from Fratelli Alessandria, made with a blend of fruit from various sites in Verduno. (From the 2017 vintage forward, the new name "del Comune di Verduno" will reflect its origins.) The 2016 Barolo opens to tight elegance and a nervous quality that pits red fruit energy over lean fruit weight. The results are graceful, lithe, fragile and lasting. The wine's aromas unfolded slowly and seductively, revealing wild berry, cassis, bitter cherry, toasted almond and blue flower. This is a dreamy wine that promises more beauty as it continues its bottle evolution. An ample 20,000 bottles were produced. This is one of the very best values found anywhere in Barolo.
Alessandria’s 2016 Barolo is a fabulous choice for readers looking for a wine that won’t break the bank. Freshly cut roses, blood orange, red berry fruit, white pepper, chalk and bright acids all pulse through the 2016. A Barolo of energy and cut, the 2016 needs at least a few years in bottle to soften, but it is so impressive today.