"Gianfranco Alessandria is a small owned winery that continues the tradition begun two generation ago. After the death of his father, Gianfranco began the job of the farmer with about 4 hectares of vineyards; Initially the harvest was destined for sale on the market that step by step he began to modernize the winery with machinery and equipment necessary in the wine making process.
Actually the production is about 55000 btls. The winery is situated in Monforte d’alba, and the own production is of 5.5 hectares and rent about 1.3 hectares divided between Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto grapes in Località San Giovanni, which is situated in the area of Monfort's best know Crus. All the vineyards have a south-east exposition, which allows us to produce wines of great structure, freshness, elegance and longevity.
The work is based on natural principles, respecting the time and methods required to obtain a product most correct in its form. Natural as possible only using minimal amounts of sulfur and copper sulfate, out of respect for the environment as well as our own personal health. From the beginning Gianfranco worked with a drastic reduction in the yields of grapes per hectare, which encouraged better ripening of the fruits, making them healthier and more robust to have a wine of higher quality. Vinification with short macerations in temperature-controlled, vertical fermenters and aging in small, french oak barrels.
The way we continue working our land is our little journey, which takes us among vineyards, winery and world, with the satisfaction of simple peasants from always." ~ Gianfranco Alessandria