Located in the village of Verduno, at the northern tip of the Barolo Appellation, Fratelli Alessandria was founded at the beginning of 19th century. Today the owner Gian Battista together with his wife Flavia, his brother Alessandro and his son Vittore proudly carry on their ancestors' tradition and passion for wine making.
The family’s 12 hectars of vineyards are located in Verduno and Monforte d’Alba, with a focus on Nebbiolo; other grape varieties include Dolcetto, Barbera and the rare Pelaverga, a grape native to Verduno and grown only in the region. White grape varieties include Favorita and Chardonnay.
Local soils are called “marne di Sant’Agata,” a mix of sand and clay with a high proportion of limestone, unique to Verduno. Vineyards are farmed according to organic practices, but the estate is not certified. The winemaking here is resolutely traditional: the grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in the family’s 19th-century underground cellar in old Slavonian and French oak casks (20-40HL).
Vittore Alessandria’s wines have quickly risen to the top of the qualitative pyramid in Barolo, with numerous critics and winemakers naming them as one of the most promising estates for the future. Their holdings include some of the finest crus of the region and with carefully monitored winemaking practices this will most definitely become one of the region’s finest producers over the next years!
Barolo Gramolere DOCG
Barolo Monvigliero DOCG
Verduno Pelaverga Speziale DOCG