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Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere 2008

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Feb 28, 2013

Summary

Grape

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.

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Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Gramolere 2008

Bright and juicy, this red boasts cherry, currant, balsamic …

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Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Feb 28, 2013

Summary

Grape

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape