Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo 2016
You can immediately tell that the Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo 2016 is from Monforte. The “masculine” nose and big tannins give it away. On the nose you’ll also find hints of oak, but in the mouth this “disappears”, leaving you with a beautifully balanced wine. As with a typical Barolo, there are also notes of rose petals, red fruits and spices. The 2016 is an excellent vintage with immense potential!
The grapes in the Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo 2016 come from the same vineyard as the San Giovanni, but some of the plants are younger, about 25-45 years old. They use 100% French oak (20% new, 80% used) for 24 months before bottling.
Antonio Galloni’s thoughts
The 2016 Barolo is bright, floral and beautifully lifted. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry and mint all grace this subtle, nuanced Barolo. Medium in body, with lovely freshness and good depth, the 2016 has so much to offer. This is a very pretty, and refined straight Barolo. The 2016 has the potential to be a real overachiever. I especially like the wine’s inner sweetness and perfume.Antonio Galloni
Smile. That’s what first comes to mind when I think of the Gianfranco Alessandria family of four. I have not met any family that smiles as much as and beautifully as they do. Their work is based on natural principles, respecting the time and methods required to obtain a product most correct in its form. They work as natural as possible only using minimal amounts of sulfur and copper sulfate, out of respect for the environment, as well as their own personal health.
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