Barolo del Comune di Verduno


Fratelli Alessandria has made this Barolo “normale” since 1880!  Starting with the 2017 vintage it took on the name Barolo del comune di Verduno.  From 4ha of Verduno crus: Pisapola, Campasso, Riva Rocca , Boscatto, Rocche dell’Olmo, exposures from South to East.  Harvest in the first part of October. Fermentation in stainless w/ macerations of 12-15 days.  Aged 3 years in Slavonian oak botti of 2000 to 4000L, then settled in tank again for 2 months and bottle-aged for 6 months before release. 20,000 bottles made.

94+ points
"The Fratelli Alessandria 2018 Barolo del Comune di Verduno shows extreme clarity and focus with pinpoint aromas of cassis, sour cherry, crushed stone and perfumed violets. This is a standout wine that shines bright in a vintage that is not always even when you consider its peers. The wine invigorates the palate with acidity, minerality and fine tannins. This is a terrific, albeit slightly more approachable Barolo."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
August 11, 2022
94 points
"In its second vintage, Vittore Alessandria’s comunale wine captures the best aspects of the 2018 vintage and the high-toned, vivacious personality of Verduno. It opens with scents of fresh rose petals, white pepper and menthol, setting a tone for the wine’s lively red cherry and berry flavors. Capable of aging, the wine is also appealing now for its precision and verve."
North Berkeley Imports,
Wine & Spirits
December 2022
92 points
"The 2018 Barolo del Comune di Verduno turned out even better than I expected. Dark and beautifully layered, the 2018 offers up an intriguing mix of dark blue fruits, lavender, spice, dried herbs and flowers. The 2018 has gained a bit of mid-palate depth that works so well in filling out its mid-weight frame. This is such a classy wine."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
November 2022

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