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 Sori Pradurent Superiore · Profile

A great example of the potential of the often underrated Dolcetto, if properly treated. A typical and intense scent of dark cherries and almond flowers are followed by rich, inviting flavours. The tannins are ripe, mature, and well integrated. Outstanding!

SKU 825660

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG Sori Pradurent Superiore · Pairing

This complex Dolcetto is a good match to red sauce pasta dishes, truffles, grilled meats, grilled salmon, and seared tuna.

Barbera d'Alba DOC Valletta · Profile

This Barbera comes from low-yielding 60-year old vines in Diano d’Alba. Very inviting aromas of ripe yet fresh black fruit lead into captivating flavours with a smooth, long finish. A judicial use of new and used French oak adds further layers of complexity with mature and silky tannins. A very rich and full-bodied expression of Barbera.

SKU 855991

Barbera d'Alba DOC Valletta · Pairing

Great choice for a barbecue, flavourful osso bucco, beef bourguignon, or Hungarian goulash.

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.

Barolo DOCG Sorano · Profile

The Nebbiolo grapes for this Barolo are grown on the family’s Sorano vineyard in Serralunga. The vines have an average age of 20 years. After temperature controlled fermentation in 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 12 months in the bottle prior to release. The wine has an abundance of warmth, ripe and intense berry flavours, balanced by mature tannins.

SKU 855992

Barolo DOCG Sorano · Pairing

This Barolo loves loves flavourful protein dishes such as prime rib roast, bistecca fiorentina, lamb osso bucco, and venison.