Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Winemaker Fabio Alessandria

11/30 Piedmont Winemaker Fabio Alessandria

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! join us 2 hear abt #wine w/ Piedmont #winemaker Fabio Alessandria of G.B Burlotto on @KeeperColl on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Fabio Alessandria of G.B Burlotto on @KeeperColl! say hello so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: As we ask Piedmont #winemaker Fabio Alessandria our Qs, U can ask him Ur Qs to @KeeperColl as well! He’ll answer all Qs in order #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Let’s start talking with Piedmont #winemaker Fabio Alessandria of G.B Burlotto on @KeeperColl about #Wine on #SommChat

Ella Dog @EllaDogSays: @KeeperColl noses wine bowl in your direction. #Here #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Fabio, did you always know you wanted to follow your family’s footsteps in the #wine industry? what age when you started? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: I decided 2 continue work N family #Piedmont #winery early on, had doubts but it was normal to decide to do this, started age 14 #SommChat

Whine On The Rocks @WhineOnTheRocks: @KeeperColl Question: What other grape varieties closest compare to #Nebbiolo? Thanks! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @WhineOnTheRocks diff.2 say b/c #Nebbiolo has much personality some ppl say Pinot Noir I think it has own distinct personality #SommChat

Whine On The Rocks @WhineOnTheRocks: @KeeperColl What about Greek variety Xynomavro? I think it's close-ish to Nebbiolo. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Fabio, How is the terroir in #Piedmont unique? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #terroir is > than just soil & weather just a part, culture is very unique N #piedmont many diff grapes varieties #SommChat

J Simonetti-Bryan MW @JediWineMaster: @KeeperColl Question for Fabio of #Burlotto, what are some winemaking trends you are noticing in Piedmont? #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @JediWineMaster @KeeperColl - hi Jennifer! Great to see you here! - #SommChat (I'm aka #ChicagoPinot)

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @JediWineMaster After many yrs of ppl focusing on wine concentration, we R hearing > abt elegance & expression of terroir #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @JediWineMaster we have focused on elegance in general, see trend in less concentration and more natural #SommChat

Zach Geballe @zgeballe: @KeeperColl how would you say winemaking in Piedmont has changed over the last few decades? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @zgeballe I see #Piedmont winemaking is more interested in letting the soil express itself and less manipulation #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso @demilove: @KeeperColl - what is your favorite grape to drink or work with that is almost -never- exported out of Italy? - #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @demilove so excited to show Pelaverga #grape, hist. variety ownly grown in #Verduna in past, now seen also in #laMorra and #roddi #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @demilove was very popular in 17 and 1800s in #Verduna, fell off production, my grandfather continued prod. and we still do today #SommChat

Ian McCaffery @IanRootstock: @KeeperColl how old is the pelaverga varietal in piedmont and are there many producers working with it? #Burlotto #piedmont #SommChat

Ella Dog @EllaDogSays: Holiday is perfect pairing time for the celebratory feasts unfolding. What is your favorite holiday pairing for #Burlotto? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @EllaDogSays During holidays we usually do not drink our own #wine, we drink wine fr all over the world to relax and enjoy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @EllaDogSays Classic ex is a good dish of meat with a good #Barolo so holidays is time for #Barolo #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine: Q. @KeeperColl can you describe some of traditions from ancestors you keep today in your wine production? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine #barolo Monvigliero 2day is made exactly like my Grandfather did at the time, whole bunch, crush grapes by feet... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine skin contact 2 months long, bottle wine in last quarter of #moon abs. never in new moon #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine in Monvigliero we want to show finesse, compl of aromas and eleg. & quality of tannins #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine #Cannubi is the harmony bw Force and Elegance #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What are your main responsibilities at G.B Burlotto? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: this is a Family biz, we do all together what is needed. My father is more resp. 4 vineyard right now #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: I decided 2 continue work N family #Piedmont #winery early on, had doubts but it was normal to decide to do this, started age 14 #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: What are your top mkts in US now and where will you grow for #Burlotto? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: We are working well in East and West Coasts of US, slowly we are growing in #Illinois #Minnesota, soon to be #Texas abt 65% export #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine: Q. @KeeperColl Can you please describe differences in your 4 Barolos? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine main diff 2 R single vineyards, #Monvigliero & #Cannubi other 2 Classico & Acclivi R made w/ hist phisolophy of blend #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine in single vineyards we try to show the specific Chars. of each vineyard ...... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine in Monvigliero we want to show finesse, compl of aromas and eleg. & quality of tannins #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine #Cannubi is the harmony bw Force and Elegance #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine For classic #Barolo try to find blend fr #vineyard that shows prettiness of #Verduno .... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine also #Barolo w/ good ageablity but can drink w/ pleasure fr beginning #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine 4 Acclivi selecting older vine & best vineyard part & old philosophy of #barolo Riserva #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Fabio, Tell us a little of history of G. B. #Burlotto winery? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: #Burlotto is 1 of oldest families involved in #Barolo production. The name GB #Burlotto was estab in mid 1800s ... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: the name GB #burlotto was started N #wine by my Great great Grandfather, GB. 1 of 1st to bottle #Barolo with his label.... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: GB #Burlotto 1st to show #Barolo outside of orig. area - understood potential quality of #wine in area, entered & won many medals #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: still 2day, prop. stays in family & we continue to do #wine in same cellar & live in same house as GB #Burlotto #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine: Q. @KeeperColl Monvigliero and Cannubi are vineyard expressions. Then is Acclivi a blend of force, elegance & finesse? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine Acclivi is a blend of only vineyards in #Verduno, blend elegance finesse and depth of Monvigliero.... #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine w/ punch & energy of Rocche Olmo & fruity character on Neirane #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine: Q. @KeeperColl Can you please describe taste of Pelaverga? Definitely a new #wine for me to seek out. #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine Pelaverga is #wine w/ lots of pers. and character. in a body more fresh & delicate for a #piedmont #wine #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine nose has plenty of #strawberry and #pepper, aromatic #herbs palette has good body w/ bright fruit #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @Path2Wine good news for you is that Pelaverga goes to #California #SommChat

Courtney Quinn @Path2Wine: Via @KeeperColl Thank you Fabio! Fantastic information via #SommChat I look forward to enjoying #Burlotto wines.

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Fabio, what is distinct about G.B #Burlotto #piedmont #wine? #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: I think GB #Burlotto combines classic expression of #barolo w/ elegance of Northern part of Barolo, esp #Verduno #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wine w/ Piedmont #winemaker Fabio Alessandria of G.B Burlotto on @KeeperColl on #SommChat

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: Great to have Fabio Alessandria join us today on @KeeperColl for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

kat thomas @yoga_kat: Grazie! Excited to try the #wines #Barolo #Italy #SommChat #grateful for @KeeperColl

Alfonso Cevola @italianwineguy: @KeeperColl thank you... tell Fabio hello - we are anticipating having his wines in Texas in the future, when he has wine available

KeeperCollection @KeeperColl: @italianwineguy the #wines are beautiful and can't wait to share the word with you in #texas #SommChat

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