The Gianfranco Alessandria family of four work hard every day to make the best wine possible.
Gianfranco Alessandria Vittoria Barbera 2013 Wine: Vittoria Barbera Producer: Gianfranco Alessandria Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Barbera Vintage: 2013 Eye: bright red Nose: tobacco, vanilla, cherry, plums Mouth: balanced tannins, fruity but with good acidity Price Point: $30 Available at Vinmonopolet: no Available at Systembolaget: no
Winery Wednesday: This time I am taking you to Monforte In case you haven't been paying attention, I have been doing Winery Wednesday for quite some time now, recommending wineries to visit in the Piemonte region. This wednesday it's Manzone's turn. Manzone is located a little "out of my comfort zone" (we all know I... Continue Reading →
Gianfranco Alessandria Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Wine: Dolcetto d'Alba Producer: Gianfranco Alessandria Region/Appellation: Piemonte, Italy Grape varieties: Dolcetto Vintage: 2015 Eye: ruby red Nose: red fruits, cherry, candied, Mouth: some minerals, blackberry, red fruits Price Point: $15 Available at Vinmonopolet: No
Piemonte is easily associated with good food. Good pizza, however, is hard to come by. If you are looking for Pizza, Monforte is the place to go. Right in the Piazza is an excellent pizza place. The have other dishes of course but it is a common place to get pizza. They also have a... Continue Reading →
This was my first time visiting Gianfranco Alessandria, although not the first time trying his wines. His two daughters, Vittoria and Marta, showed us around and tasted with us. Gianfranco took over the winery after his father died in 1986, which happened to be the year of the freak hailstorm that destroyed all the vines,... Continue Reading →
In March I went to Manzone for the first time. The winery is located a little outside of Monforte. I was lucky to meet Mirella, Giovanni Manzone's daughter. Mirella joined her father at the winery in 2012. Giovanni bought a plot of land in 1925 and started making wine, and today they produce 9 different... Continue Reading →
On the 6th day of my trip I started with a wine tasting at Manzone in Monforte. I had the pleasure of meeting with Mirella, and she showed me the cellar and a few of her wines. I will write more about my visit at a later time. After the tasting I drove back to... Continue Reading →