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Castello di Verduno Barbaresco 2018

$47.99

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Floral, red fruited, and elegant Barbaresco. Open in its youth but with the structure to age.
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Verduno was long one of the most obscure villages of Barolo. Stuck way up in the northern corner of the DOC, away from the tour buses and truffle shops, the geekiest of Barolo lovers knew it for the airier examples of Barolo that didn't seem to please international markets. Very few producers even bothered exporting the wines.

Then something happened. Mostly what happened is Burlotto, and especially their superstar single Cru in Verduno known as Monvigliero. That wine, made in the traditionalist method that has been returning to fashion, awoke wine lovers to the greatness of Verduno.

Genealogy can normally be pretty boring, but in the case of the Castello di Verduno it tells you almost everything you need to know about the estate. Ancestor One was a Burlotto who inherited from his Mom and Dad the castle itself, along with vines in Monvigliero and other great Verduno sites. Ancestor Two was a member of the Barbaresco family of Franco Bianco. Thanks to this marriage of Barbaresco and Burlotto, the CdV now owns Barolo in Monvigliero and Barbaresco in Rabaja!

Wine-making is traditional, with 30-40 day macerations and aging in large Slavonian casks. But don't assume this makes for big, brooding wines. Verdunois known, as noted above, for those airier examples of Barolo, and the Castello’s wines are definitely elegant and lack the forbidding structure of, say, a Serralunga. That’s terroir.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 92
"The 2018 Barbaresco from Castello di Verduno is a very pretty, gracious wine with effusive aromatics, bright fruit and mid-weight structure. In other words, classic Barbaresco. Time in the glass brings out hints of sweet tobacco, mint, cedar and dried red cherry. The 2018 is such a gorgeous wine. Drink it over the next decade." -Vinous

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Floral , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied

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