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 garnet in colour with aromas of rose, cherry, cranberry, black pepper and tarry earth. Silky layers of vibrant cherry, raspberry, strawberry and rose petal drape over a spicy core and are accented by fresh acidity and grippy tannins. Cherry and tarry earth plump the lengthy, dry finish. An engaging, friendly Nebbiolo meant to be enjoyed now.
Bottled by Marina Burlotto
Enjoy now thru 2021