Crissante Allesandria Barolo Galina 2016
"The six-hectare Azienda Agricola Crissante Alessandria is located in Santa Maria’s Roggeri village which is in La Morra, a municipality in the region of Piedmont. Currently managed by Alberto Alessandria, the third generation of winemakers in his family, the estate only produces red wines: Barolo, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, and Langhe Nebbiolo – as well as a Nebbiolo rosé.
The company was officially founded in 1958 by Alberto’s grandfather, Crissante Alessandria, however the Alessandria family has been growing grapes and making wine in La Morra for at least eight generations (which is as far back as the family records go). Crissante and his wife Teresa decided to start making their own wine from the grapes in their family-owned vineyards which until then were mainly sold to the most important historical wineries in Langa. Crissante produced his first Barolo by blending the Nebbiolo grapes from his vines in the Roggeri and Capalot “crus”. Over the years, the company grew by acquiring new vineyards in La Morra. The separate vinification of the Capalot and Roggeri crus began in the 1980s, followed by the Galina cru in 2007. Crissante gradually renewed the wood in the cellar to obtain an appropriate balance between barriques, tonneaux barrels, and classic medium-size casks." -Supplier notes