Barolo Gramolere


The cru of Gramolere, located in Monforte d’Alba, is Fratelli Alessandria’s lone plot outside of Verduno. They own 2ha here. The wine is made exactly as the other two single-cru wines.  As it’s on the older Arenarie di Diano D’Alba soils, high in sand, and the altitude is higher, this wine tends to feel more lithe and tense than its Verduno counterparts.  First made in 2001. 7,000 bottles made.

96 points
"This vineyard delivers slightly more concentrated fruit and a medium-dark appearance from loamy calcareous soils. The 2019 Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno delivers more oomph and power with ripe cherry, blackcurrant, dark spice and earthy aromas. Fratelli Alessandria makes some of the most harmonious wines in Verduno, and that quality comes through beautifully in this wine, despite the slightly more robust fruit weight delivered by San Lorenzo di Verduno."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
August 2023
95+ points
"More concertation of fruit can be found in the 2019 Barolo Gramolere. with raspberry liqueur, spice box, and licorice. It is medium bodied but has a more expanded feel. with notes of dried apricot, grenadine, blood orange, and tobacco."
Audrey Frick,
Jeb Dunnuck
May 2023
95 points
"Cedar, violet, Asian spice and ripe black-skinned fruit aromas lift out of the glass along with balsamic whiffs of camphor. Juicy and full-bodied, the smooth palate doles out ripe black cherry, almond liqueur, licorice alongside velvety, enveloping tannins. "
Kerin O’Keefe ,
March 2023
94 points
"From barrel I thought the 2019 Barolo Gramolere was quite elegant, but now it's anything but. At this stage, it is a searingly tannic and forbidding Barolo, with notes of black cherry, plum, leather, licorice and mocha. The 2019 has shut down massively post-bottling. I would not dream of touching a bottle anytime soon. "
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
November 2023
93 points
"This has a fresher, red-fruited and spicy nose with hints of dried flowers, licorice and bark undertones. Full-bodied, polished and refined with vivid acidity. Layers of fine tannins with a long, encompassing finish. Better after 2025."
James Suckling ,
October 2023
93 points
"Bright cherry and berry fruit are the hallmarks of this rich, supple red, with accents of licorice, wild herbs and mineral adding depth. Vibrant acidity and a firm line of tannins lend support as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste of fruit and savory notes."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
January 2024

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