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Comm. G.B. Burlotto Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2016

Estate: The Burlotto estate was founded in the mid-1800’s by Giovan Battista Burlotto [called “il Commendatore” by friends and family]. A pioneering winemaker in the region, he was one of the very first in Barolo to sell his wines in bottle [rather than a cask or demijohn]. He was the official provider of wine to the Royal House of Savoy, and put his tiny village of Verduno, in Piedmont, on the map as a region of high quality wines. Following his death in 1927, the estate “faded into obscurity”.

Today, G.B Burlotto’s great-great-grandson Fabio Alessandria has not only revitalized the 15 hectare estate, but has become renowned as an artisanal, traditionalist winemaker. In addition to his stunning Barolo, he is reviving and safeguarding indigenous grapes such as Freisa and Pelaverga. His character driven wines are famous for their purity and elegance.

Winemaking: The estate is organic but not certified. Striving to be as natural as possible, minimal intervention is observed in both the vineyards and cellar.

Tasting Notes: Transparent ruby red in colour with aromas of raspberry, strawberry and soft spice. Fresh wild berries are given a shake of crushed black peppercorn and layered with bright acidity and silky tannins. Red fruits follow thru to the bitter, crunchy finish. Super tasty on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.

100% Dolcetto
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Italy
Bottled by Burlotto Marina
12.5% Alcohol
$19
Enjoy now thru 2019

 

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