Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere 2016
Nebbiolo | Italy
$69.95 $80.00 - 750mL
$69.95! Normally $80...WA97, VN96, WE96. This is destined to be one of the greats in your cellar!
We are bursting with pride to have a bit of Fratelli Alessandria’s single-cru “Gramolere” that recently landed in our warehouse. The Gramolere bottling has been described as “very Monforte”, with its powerful structure, minerality and often savory note. Fantastically priced at $69.95 -- and, as you know by now from all of our ranting and raving, 2016 is THE vintage to buy Piemonte wines!
The winery dates back 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.
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If you consider the Barolo playbook at Fratelli Alessandria, the 2016 Barolo Gramolere takes the intensity and power up one more notch. You get black fruit and blackberry, but there is enough vibrant red fruit to keep this wine aligned with the more elegant and traditional side of Barolo. The wine shows compelling infinities with both the powerful and the elegant side of Nebbiolo. There are noticeable mineral notes and even a spot of savory salinity. However, Gramolere definitely has the power and inner grit to withstand long cellar aging. Only 7,000 bottles were made.
Pressed rose, camphor, woodland berry, dark spice and new leather are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fragrant red. Radiant, structured and boasting finesse and depth, the palate delivers raspberry compote, mature morello cherry, cinnamon and menthol framed in taut refined tannins. It's well balanced, with bright acidity. Drink 2024–2036.
The 2016 Barolo Gramolere is another striking wine in this range from Vittore Alessandria. It offers a fabulous combination of structure and depth that makes it easy to appreciate in the early going, in relative terms. Bright red berry fruit, chalk, white pepper, dried herbs and deep spicy notes are all laced together. Somewhat surprisingly, the Gramolere is the most approachable of the 2016s today, although I would not plan on opening a bottle for at least a few years.
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