Albarone 2011

Albarone 2011

€56 €47.60

The grape variety Albarossa was born thanks to Prof. Giovanni Dalmasso, who combined genetically Nebbiolo from Dronero (the flower), called Katus, and Barbera (the pollen) to create a new vine varietal. In the 80’s of 20th century it was vinified for the first time by Prof. Mannini, of the CNR in Turin, starting the experimentation at Tenuta Cannona, wine experimental centre of Region Piemonte. The first implantations for commercial aims date back to the first 2000’s, while the first DOC with the appellation Piemonte DOC Albarossa is from 2009. To a thorough selection in the vineyard, it follows a process of drying of a part of the harvested grapes, completed at the moment of the pressing with fresh grapes remained on the plant to ripen. The Albarone amazes already for its intense violet colour. In the nose it is a spectacle of aromas of ripe cherry, plum, berries and spices with balsamic note. On the palate it expresses all its power: it is extremely pulpy, tannic but smooth and it has an extraordinary concentration of fruit. It is very long, with a sweetness that reveals a taste of blueberry and ripe plum. This wine begins to express its real complexity after 5-6 years of refinement in the bottle.

  • BRAND / HOUSE: Marco Bonfante
  • COUNTRY: Italy
  • REGION / APPELLATION: Piedmont / Piemonte
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • GRAPE VARIETY: Albarossa
  • Red, Still, Dry, 750ml

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