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: Light gold in colour, very aromatic with lime, tomato vine, pineapple, ginger and orange blossom. Bracing acidity frames pink grapefruit, lime, green apple, pineapple, pear, herbs and a nutty trace. Orange zest lingers on the dry fruity finish. Super refreshing, lovely on its own and versatile at the table. [It was fantastic with cacio e pepe bavette.]
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Bottled by Marina Burlotto
$30 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2020
Only 150 cases made