Fratelli Alessandria Alessandria’s 2012 Barolo is pure class. Floral, lifted and gracious, the 2012 can be enjoyed young or cellared. Sweet red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, rose petal and mint are woven together in a fabric of total finesse. Weightless and gracious from start to finish, the 2012 is flat-out delicious. The 2012 is 80% Verduno fruit (from Riva Rocca, Rocca dell’Olmo, Neirane, Campasso and Bosco, plus younger vine fruit from Gramolere, the family’s vineyard in Monforte). In 2012, the straight Barolo is the hidden gem in the lineup. Don’t miss it.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032
Cask sample. Blend of the Verduno holdings as well as the young vines of Gramolere in Monforte d’Alba. Lustrous and just mid ruby. Proper concentration on the nose and fluid and lithe on the palate. Really burgundian in style and truly delicious. Firm finish with plenty of length and fruit. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026