This powerful Barolo is fruity, spicy and mentholated. The palate is full-flavoured and tannic but this is balanced by its freshness. A top quality wine for ageing, from an historic and highly-thought-of name in Barolo. More info
This cuvée comes from a parcel of a little less than 2 hectares. The wine is produced in open frustoconical casks, with native yeasts, followed by a 12-month élevage in casks. Upon tasting, the nose delivers cherry aromas with spicy, mentholated licorice notes. The palate is full bodied, with firm, prominent tannins, counterbalanced overall by a pleasant freshness. This wine will age beautifully.
The Giovanni Battista Burlotto estate north-west of the Barolo vineyards in Verduno, is a traditional Piedmont family business. Founded in 1850 by Ignazio Burlotto, the domaine was then handed down to his nephew Giovanni Battista Burlotto, who spent almost 77 years building up the quality and reputation of its wines. In the late nineteenth century, the domaine acquired a strong international reputation. Giovanni Battista Burlotto passed away in 1927 and the domaine went into decline for several years until Fabio Alessandria, great-grandson of the founder, revived the domaine's fortunes and its outstanding reputation. The vineyard covers 12 hectares, half of which are planted with Nebbiolo, and the other grape varieties include Barbera, Dolcetto, Pelaverga, Sauvignon and Freisa. The vines are tended carefully in the traditional manner, with grass cover in the vine rows and minimal tillage. Massal selection is favoured for replacing vines. In the wine cellar the work is also traditional: destemming, grape treading, fermentation with indigenous yeasts in old open wooden conical casks; long macerations (up to two months) and no filtering or fining. This is a reference domaine for the region and a safe bet.
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