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Fratelli Alessandria's history in Barolo goes back to the mid 1800s with familial connection to the Burlottos. They age for around 3 long years in traditional, larger Slavonian and French oak vats, favoring a moderately pure expression of the fruit.

Their Monvigliero plots are higher in altitude -around 320 meters - compared with neighboring San Lorenzo, and still facing the midday sun. It's one of the top vineyards of Barolo. While Verduno wines are known for their 'elegant' style of broad-shouldered Barolo, the result here displays firm, lacy tannins and an aromatic complexity that rivals any part of the Barolo region for the impression it makes.

In 2019, a consistently warm vintage that ended with a late harvest, the results are amplified with layers of aromas and flavors, and a stronger tannic weave. It demands further bottle aging, along with plenty of aeration when serving. It will reward the patient with complexity of aromas and textural richness.

WINE ADVOCATE 97 POINTS - "The 2019 Barolo Monvigliero shows a medium dark garnet appearance with an especially focused quality of fruit. There is wild cherry and Japanese plum, but the Monvigliero cru also delivers crushed rose, earthy iris root, candied orange peel with clove and dustings of black pepper. The wine is exceedingly silky and polished in texture, but its inherent complexity is never diminished. It should be interesting to revisit this bottle after the 10-year mark. This estate was the first to bottle a Monvigliero in 1978, and today 7,000 bottles are made."
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