Alessandria


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Varietals Produced by Alessandria View all

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • It always seemed odd to us that in Piemonte, the land of Barolo, the King of ... ... DOC from the province of Alessandria, on the border with Lombardy, is on the rise. All Barberas are worth a search. Barbera together with Montepulciano ranks behind only Sangiovese in red grapes planted throughout Italy. StyleBarbera grows in a variety of soil... Read More

    From the article The Rising Tide of Barbera


  • This is always one of the most difficult things I have to do each year. Sit ... ... and distinction. Fabio Alessandria does a brilliant job on that front, using a mix of techniques and resources to produce what he feels are the finest expressions his vineyards are capable of. What does that mean exactly? In the case of Barolo we have a variet... Read More

    From the article Winery of the Year 2013


  • I have a good memory and as with most people it is particularly astute when ... Conterno Cicala Monforte13 - Alessandria Gramolere - Monforte14 - E Pira Cannubi - Barolo15- Marengo Brunate - La Morra16 Cascina Ballarin Tre Ciabot - La Morrra & Monforte17 - Giacomo Conterno Cascina Francia - Serralunga18 - Altare Brunate - La Morra19 - Brezza C... Read More

    From the article Tasting 2001 Barolo


  • Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere 2001

    Snoothrank:

    Perfumed on the nose and a touch jammy black fruit with mineral and menthol accents. Tight and hard in the mouth with fine ripe tannins, attractive wild cherry fruit, a bit soft and broad in the mouth, yet juicy fruit shows some restraint,. nice length, good tannins, classic young Barolo in the making. Needs 5-10 more years. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Donnafugata White Blend Sicilia IGT Lighea 2010

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    , , - , , , (?). . .: 100% ( ) : 12,5% : 4,3 /: ' /: ' Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Donnafugata Kabir Moscato di Pantelleria DOC 2009

    Snoothrank:

    wine sampling jan 24, 2013. vintage 2010. alc. 11.7, sug. 118 g/l, 89 points, aroma: sweet citrus plants, sweet melon, honey > strawberry with cream. VERY GOOD, superb: - /: : , Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Hi there! I am planning on doing a road trip through Provence and Southern Rhone this summer. I have a general idea of where to go but was wondering if any of you had any tips for affordable and fun wineries to visit or MUSTs in Southern France. I was thinking Saint Tropez, Bandol, Cassis, Aix en Provence, Avignon, Tavel, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Calling all Southern France...


  • Donnafugata Ben Ryè Passito di Pantelleri Dop 2009

    Snoothrank:

    Also made from Zibbibo, but those that are destined to dry naturally in the sun and that made it through three selections! The name is derived from Bent El Riah, the Arabic name for the island of Pantelleria. Although they say that it means 'Son of the Wind', on the Wikipedia page for Pantelleria, it means Daughter of the Wind. Bent in Arabic de... Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • I'm leaving today for two weeks in Piedmont.I've got some 24 winery visits scheduled before the major foucs of my trip, the grand tasting that are the heart of the annual Nebbiolo prima event. I'll be tasting about 65 2008 Barolos and 2009 Barbarescos each morning for 4 days straight, giving me  good idea bout the nature and quality of those vin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Heading to Piedmont


  • Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo DOCG 2006

    Snoothrank:

    A pure, airy style, evoking violet, black currant and cherry fruit, accented by ... Best from 2015 through 2033. -BS Read More

    Wine review by Wine Spectator Lists


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