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2016 Fratelli Alessandria 'Priora' Barbera d'Alba Superiore

$70.00 Regular price $15.00
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2016 Fratelli Alessandria 'Priora' Barbera d'Alba Superiore

$70.00 Regular price $15.00
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per 
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NEW ENTRY TO THE PANTHEON of NEBBIOLO GRAND CRUS
Twenty years ago, if we were to list the top crus in Barolo, Monvigliero would be not be found alongside the likes of Cannubi, Bussia, Villero, or Rocche di Castiglione. A small group of producers out of Verduno, the Northernmost village in Barolo’s DOCG boundaries, have changed all of that. What Verduno gives is exactly what we crave in our Barolo wines: complexity without heaviness, structure with finesse. The case for these wines builds as we move back in history to the mid-19th century. While others were still making sweet wines from Nebbiolo and shipping by cask, it was the innovators from Verduno who first produced dry Barolo, and they were the first to bottle wine as well. Back to the present and zooming in on the important crus, Monvigliero, the Northernmost cru in Barolo, is the crowned prince. It is a cru that has a reputation for delivering nearly Burgundian levels of finesse, particularly in the hands of the masterful and elusive G.B. Burlotto. Alessandria also owns a cru in Monforte d’Alba as well, the illustrious Gramolere, which consistent with the style and reputation of Monforte, produces a more tannic, structured and black-fruited wine. The Barbera should be a new house wine, an old vine, gnarled beast at 15% alcohol by volume. At these discounted price, these are not to be ignored.
 

“Fratelli Alessandria is one of Piedmont’s under-the-radar jewels. The Alessandrias make compelling, classically-built wines from estate vineyards in Verduno and Monforte d’Alba. Best of all, the wines remain very reasonably priced by today’s standards. Readers who enjoy structured, age-worthy Barolos won’t want to be without these wines.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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