Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto

Alessandro Veglio – getting better year after year

It’s always a pleasure to drink the wines of Alessandro Veglio, as you can pretty much taste the hard work and genuine effort he puts into his “grape juice”! Dolcetto is a very “basic” wine, but it’s one of my favorites. The one Alessandro Veglio makes is no exception. Balanced, well rounded, fresh, easy to drink: just as a good dolcetto should be! Alessandro started making wine fairly recently, and in my opinion his wines are getting better and better. Not that they were not good before. I opened a 2008 Barolo Gattera and it was absolutely fantastic! Way to go Ale!

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Wine: Dolcetto

Producer: Alessandro Veglio

Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy

Grape varieties: Dolcetto

Vintage: 2015

 

Eye: deep red color (typical of dolcetto)

Nose: cherries, dark fruits (plum), light, fresh,

Mouth: fruity, hit of chocolate, some licorice

Price Point: $15

Available at Vinmonopolet: Yes

Available at Systembolaget: No

Merete Bø has also reviewed the wine, check out her notes here.

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Alessandro Veglio’s winery is on my list of places to visit

You may have heard of the winery Mauro Veglio’s, and you guessed it: Alessandro is related to Mauro. Just below Mauro’s winery you will find Alessandro Veglio. He is a fairly new to the business, but his wines are excellent. And it always helps that he’s a great guy!

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Alessandro Veglio

His lineup includes Gattera, a cru barolo located near the famous cedar tree. I recently drank his 2008 Gattera; a fabulous wine! If you visit him you might be lucky enough to meet his english bulldog Poldo. However, he only sticks around for a few minutes before he retreats to take a nap. Quite a character.

Norwegians, you will find the wines at Vinmonopolet as he recently started shipping wine to Norway! Yay! However, I am uncertain which of the wines will be available, but hey; a few wines are better than none!

How can you book a visit to the winery?

Alessandro doesn’t seem to have his own website (which reminds me I should talk with him about that) but you can contact him through the Agriturismo next door to the winery. Check it out here. If for some reason that doesn’t work, you can always as Manu at Cantina Comunale to call him for you!