The year 2010 in Barolo was one of the greatest vintages in living memory and the Monvigliero produced a superb Barolo Fratelli Alessandria:-
“The 2010 Barolo Monvigliero shows a pretty degree of color salutation with brilliant garnet and ruby highlights. The bouquet is broad and wide-sweeping with a healthy succession of red berry, sweet almond, stone fruit, medicinal herb and crushed mineral. Fruit thrives from 220 to 280 meters above sea level with full southern exposures facing La Morra. They own 1.5 hectares of the 20-hectare single vineyard. An important cru, Monvigliero is fifth most identified vineyard designate in Barolo after Cannubi, Bussia, Brunate and Rocche dell’Annunziata. Fratelli Alessandria keeps its Barolo in oak casks for three years, instead of two. The wine shows light spice notes with distant touches of dark fruit. The tannins are silky and long. The wine is amazing expressive now, but promises great aging potential. Drink: 2017-2033.”
Monica Larner. (Robert Parker’s “Wine Advocate).
“This offering comes from one of Barolo’s top producers and one of the best vineyard areas in the entire denomination. It delivers classic Nebbiolo sensations of ripe black cherry, fleshy raspberry and wild strawberry accented by white pepper, cinnamon, leather and uplifting mineral notes. With firm but polished tannins and bright acidity, it’s already accessible, but will develop for decades. Drink 2020–2040.”
Roger Voss. (The Wine Enthusiast).
“Crushed flowers, spices, orange peel, dried red cherries and mint are all laced together in the 2010 Barolo Monvigliero. Today, the 2010 is quite shut down, even if plenty of its distinctive floral and savory notes emerge over time. Firm tannins keep the fruit from showing all of its sweetness, but the 2010 is nevertheless quite beautiful, even at this early stage.”
Antonio Galloni. (Vinous).