Gianfranco Alessandria Vittoria
The Gianfranco Alessandria Vittoria is a barbera superiore. The wine is named after Gianfranco’s oldest daughther, Vittoria. When you call a barbera “superiore” it usually means that the wine has aged for a bit in oak. Sometimes the wine is also released a year later than the classic barbera.
Gianfranco Alessandria and his family have a winery in Monforte, where they cultivate 5.5 hectares. Even though they make excellent wine, I would say that the main “trademark” for this family is smiling. I don’t think I know another family that smiles as much as the Alessandria family does.
Marta, the youngest daughter and last to officially join the family business just finished her studies at oenology school, and brings a lot of energy with her to work.
In addition to their Vittoria barbera, they make 7 other wines, including a classic barbera. You’ll find two barolo’s in their lineup: a classic barolo and a barolo San Giovanni.
Vittoria Barbera d’Alba
The vines used for the Gianfranco Alessandria Vittoria were planted in 1936. The vinyeard has south-east exposure.
After the fermentation, the wine ages in french oak barrels, using 40% new oak and 60% used oak. The end result is a very intense ruby red wine with purple hues. You’ll find herbaceous and fruity aromas with hints of mature black fruit.
This wine is currently not available in Norway, but it is available in other countries, like: