Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d'Alba DOC Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d'Alba DOC Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d'Alba DOC Download PDF

Winery Gianfranco Alessandria
Trellis systemGuyot
Harvest Techniquehand harvested
Year Vines Were Planted1960
Yeastselected natural
Fermentationstainless steel
Maturationtwo months in French oak barriques used
Item NoIT201
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbera d'Alba
Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d'Alba DOC

Gianfranco Alessandria took over managing his family's farm in 1986, after the passing of his father. He continued the practice of selling the grapes from the 5.5 hectares of vineyard land his father had amassed in San Giovanni, home to some of Monforte d'Alba's best known vineyards. At the end of the 80's, at the urging of his cousin, Mauro Veglio, he began to bottle small portions of his wine.

The first Barolo came with the 1993 vintage which was awarded three glasses by Gambero Rosso.

The new winery, attached to their home, was finished in 1996, also the first year of full production. While modernizing the facilities refined the process of the wine-making, it did not change Alessandria or his heart-felt belief in the land of Monforte d'Alba.

All the wines are aged in neutral oak, with the exception of the San Giovanni, which sees a small percentage of new barrels. Gianfranco produces approximately 35,000 bottles each vintage of stunning wines with great integrity.