Az. Agricola Alario Claudio

Italy

Now operated by the third and fourth generation, the family’s winery is located in the picturesque town of Diano d’Alba. Upon taking over the winery in 1988, Claudio not only started to take the fruit of their vineyards to produce their own Dolcetto wines, but also added vineyards in the sought after communities of Serralunga and Verduno to add Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes. The age of the vines ranges from 20 to 50 years and are farmed following organic principles. Yields are kept low to consistently grow grapes of superior quality level that always represent the best that their pristine terroir delivers year after year.

Wines

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG Montagrillo · Profile

The grapes for this 100% Dolcetto come from 25-year old vines grown on the steep slopes of Diano d’Alba. Only healthy grapes are manually selected during harvest. Temperature controlled fermentation and 12 months of aging take place in stainless steel tanks, preserving the fresh, ripe berry flavours in this wine. On the palate, exotic floral notes accentuate the freshness of the wine. The finish is dry, soft with an appealing warmth.

SKU 826181

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG Montagrillo · Pairing

This Dolcetto works well with red sauce pasta dishes, tomato salads, and lightly grilled fish and meat.

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG Pradurent Superiore · Profile

The grapes for this wine are grown on some of the family’s youngest vines, planted in specially selected plots with more sun exposure to deliver additional ripeness. After temperature fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged for 10 months in third passage barrique casks to add more complexity and round out the firm tannins. The wine has an inviting, full aroma of intense fruit and almonds underscored by floral notes. The finish is long with ripe tannins.

SKU 825660

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG Pradurent Superiore · Pairing

Pairs well with more substantial meat dishes, red sauce pasta and truffles.

Nebbiolo d'Alba DOCG Cascinotto · Profile

The grapes for this 100% Nebbiolo are grown on low-yielding 40-year old vines in Diano d’Alba. Manual harvest takes place in mid October to ensure maximum ripeness. After temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged for 20 months in new French barrique casks. The wine delivers an intense aroma of ripe berries and flowers. Tannins are firm, ripe and well integrated. In the finish it shows a delicate elegance with hints of berries.

SKU 825661

Nebbiolo d'Alba DOCG Cascinotto · Pairing

This wine stands up to substantial braised beef dishes, osso bucco, roasted lamb, venison and ripe cheese.

Barolo DOCG Riva Rocca · Profile

The Nebbiolo grapes for this Barolo are grown on the family’s vineyard in Verduno. The vines have an average age of 30 years. After temperature controlled fermentation is stainless steel, the wine is aged first for 24 months in new French barrique, then for an additional 12 months in larger oak barrels and finally for two years in the bottle prior to release. The wine has an abundance of warmth, ripe and intense berry flavours, balanced by mature tannins.

SKU 826663

Barolo DOCG Riva Rocca · Pairing

A great wine for any festive occasion and gala dinners featuring roasted beef, lamb, or venison.