Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo
Gianfranco Alessandria is an inspired young grower with a range of ripe, full and stylish reds. From 5.5 ha of vineyards at Monforte, (plus 1.5 ha rented) the top wines all show a measure of new oak but it is never obvious or allowed to dominate. An intense Barbera Vittoria from over 65-year-old vines, and beautifully balanced Barolo San Giovanni (a special selection rather than vineyard-specific) are particularly worthy but all of the wines deliver good fruit in a modern accessible style. Gianfranco’s version of Insieme (see ALTARE), 45% Nebbiolo, 40% Barbera and 15% Dolcetto, is one of the best.
To find out more about Gianfranco Alessandria and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide North-West Italy..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.