Red

2012 Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • td1836 wrote: 91 points

    October 9, 2019 - Seemed to be in a bit of a dull phase. Darker fruit and a lot of minerality. Strawberry and cherry. I think good with time, but not on the same level as the Monvigliero.

  • wineamateur Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 14, 2018 - Terroirs and Vintages of Barolo: This contrasted wonderfully with the Monvigliero tasted alongside, even if it couldn't quite match its quality. From Monforte d'Alba - more specifically, the Eastern slopes of the ridge that runs north from Monforte to Castiglione Falletto, facing across the valley to Serranlunga - this had a notably darker colour, with plums, spice, liquorice and menthol on the nose and a pleasing minerality on the palate, though it was perhaps surprisingly a bit more open-knit than the Monvigliero and less structured and intense. Certainly very enjoyable now and with a decent drinking window ahead.

  • jrick Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 19, 2018 - Second vintage I have of this but the 2011 from memory I felt was stronger, perhaps because that had the benefit of being in a flight with 5 other 2011 Barolos. Anyway this 2012 is a delicious classical Barolo that deliver some of those Gramolere dried strawberries, rosehip, cherry and licorice. Quite an elegant structure for such a young Barolo.

  • WineGuyX Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 26, 2018 - This is often my favorite of the always excellent Alessandria Baroli. However, tonight it may be in a dumb phase as I find is typical for Barolo a year or so after release. Beautiful, but light nose of red fruit, pine needles and spice with a bit of underbrush. Medium-full bodied with supple but moderately substantial tannin and med-low (for Barolo) acidity. Again, the flavors are delightful but a bit light. Given the supple tannin and relatively low acid, this should reach maturity early for these wines and I’d guess it to be a real beauty at age ten. 91+.

  • Eric Guido Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 7, 2018 - The nose was dark with marine-minerality up front followed by crushed stone, raspberry, dried roses, a hint of orange, and moist soil tones. On the palate, I found soft-silky textures with juicy acidity giving life to its strawberry and raspberry fruits, with saline-minerals and grippy tannin that set in over time. It has gained great depth over the last few years with fine tannin and a sweetness to it’s red berry fruits that I don’t recall. Grippy tannin lingered long through the finish with dried berries, spice and inner floral tones.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/24/2017 (link) 92 points

    (Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere) Light medium red color; sandalwood, cranberry nose; tasty, dried cherry, charcoal, cranberry palate; needs 5-plus years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fratelli Alessandria
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gramolere
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
  • In Cellars 284 (73%)
  • Consumed 97 (25%)

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