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Castello di Verduno ‘Campot’ Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2016

Estate: Dating back to 1500, there is an incredible amount of history and happenings throughout the estate’s many years. The castle has been home to famous families, renowned architects, oenologists, generals and even a king. In 1909 the Burlotto family purchased the estate. In 1953 legendary Barolo winemaker Giovanni Battista Burlotto, restored and revitalized the castle, vines and cellar. A portion of the castle was made into a hotel with a restaurant, with the vision to create a meeting point for food and wine. His 3 daughters carried his tradition on, and today it is their 3 daughters [Elisabetta, Alessandra and Giovana], along with their respective families continuing on the winemaking traditions and hospitality created by their grandfather.

Winemaking: Grapes are from the ‘Campot’ vineyard in Barbaresco, with white calcareous and clay soils. Vines are farmed using organic methods. Aged for just under 11 months in steel, followed by 3 months in the bottle.

Tasting Notes: Transparent red-violet in colour with aromas of raspberry, black cherry, cherry, candied violet, dusty earth and a trace of licorice. Cherry, raspberry, cranberry and earth are accented by fresh acidity and good tannins. Black cherry, red currant, spice and a trace of bitter almond linger between each plush sip. Easy drinking and easy to pair, a fantastic value.

100% Dolcetto
Dolcetto d’Alba
Italy
Estate Bottled by Castello di Verduno
13.5% Alcohol
$15

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