This store requires javascript to be enabled for some features to work correctly.

On sale

Alessandria Gianfranco 2017 Barolo DOCG

Sale price

Regular price €29,00
(€38,67 / 1 l)

Delivery time 2-3 working days

The Barolo by Gianfranco Alessandria has been an undiscovered jewel for years. This is all the more true for the 2017 vintage, which is beautifully straightforward and balanced.

The berries for this Barolo come from various Nebbiolo family slopes in the municipality of Monforte D'Alba. The hand-picked and carefully selected grapes are lightly pressed and destemmed. The fermentation takes place in vertical fermentation tanks with a controlled temperature with a short maceration time. The maturation of the wines then takes place in French barriques and lasts for 24 months. After a short bottle storage, the Barolo is then put on the market.

The varied aromas with notes of sweet, red berries, spices and dry flowers are impressive. In addition to the fine fruit sweetness, the hearty tannin is very pleasant and balanced. The finish has a good length with a lot of charm. A very successful Barolo with a lot of balance and finesse.

We recommend game, red meat and aged cheese to accompany meals. This wine is instantly drinkable for us for the next ten years. It is ready to drink immediately and for the next 8-10 years.

The producer Alessandria Gianfranco

Gianfranco Alessandria, with the support of his wife Bruna and daughter Vittoria, runs the winery today, continuing the family tradition that began two generations ago.

After the death of his father in 1986, Gianfranco first attended the viticulture school in Alba and learned to be a vintner. Then he began to manage the inherited business. He first produced grapes on around 4 hectares of intact vineyards, which he then sold to the cooperative for further processing. But right from the start, his ambition was to make authentic wines from his grapes. Step by step he began to modernize the winery and equip it with the necessary machines and equipment. At first he only produced small quantities of his own wines, but his was very well received and over the years production increased steadily and today the winery produces around 50,000 bottles a year.

The winery is located in Monforte d'Alba, one of the most famous communities in the Barolo area and stands for Barolo wines of great character and structure with freshness, elegance and longevity. Today the company owns a total of 5.5 hectares and leases an additional 1 hectare of vineyards on the San Giovanni Cru, which also enables the winery to produce great Barolo single-site wines.

The family's way of working is based on natural principles and respects the times and methods necessary to create a sustainable product. The winery has been cultivating organic viticulture for years and only uses sulfur, verdigris or copper sulfate for treatment. From the very beginning, Gianfranco started with a drastic reduction in the number of grapes per hectare, which favors better ripening of the grapes and makes them healthier and more resistant to the climate. The winemaking takes place with short maceration times in temperature-controlled vertical fermentation tanks and maturation in small French barriques.

The family is undeterred on its way and its development and with daughter Vittoria the next generation is already in the starting blocks.

  • Alkoholgehalt: 14,5% vol
  • Allergene hinweis: enthält Sulfite
  • Alterungspotenzial: 10+ Jahre
  • Ausbau: Barrique
  • Gaumen: strukturiert
  • Geschmack: trocken
  • Nase: blumige Noten
  • Passt zu: Wild, rotem Fleisch
  • Rebsorte: Nebbiolo
  • Trinktemperatur: 17-20°
  • Click here to be notified by email when Alessandria Gianfranco 2017 Barolo DOCG becomes available.

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.