Robert Parker 97
The Fratelli Alessandria 2016 Barolo Monvigliero is a true beauty. This wine offers an all-encompassing, wide-angle view of this unique vineyard in Verduno. Wines from Monvigliero tend to show a slightly wild or unpredictable side that makes them very exciting. That untamed nature comes through with wild flowers and peppery spice, and the mouthfeel always has a unique silkiness that feels glossy or polished in texture. This is a very special growing site, and Fratelli Alessandria has long been a protagonist of the Verduno subzone. There are only 7,000 of these beauties up for grabs.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2050
The 2016 Barolo Monvigliero is a total knock-out. A burst of sweet red berry fruit, mint, pine and red berry fruit give the Monvigliero its effusive aromatic presence. A Barolo of tremendous pedigree, the Alessandria’s Monvigliero is sure to put a smile on the face of Piedmont lovers. Although it is very young, the 2016 is off the charts gorgeous. It is everything first rate Barolo can and should be. The 2016 is to die for. Don’t miss it.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2056