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Castello di Verduno ‘Basadone’ Verduno DOC 2018

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, continue the winemaking traditions and hospitality created by their grandfather.

Winemaking: Vineyards are farmed using organic methods. Hand harvested grapes are from vineyards 240-340 meters in elevation, in the Massara and Olmo crus in the commune of Verduno. Vines were planted 1972-2001, soils are limestone and clay. Fermented in stainless steel, aged for 9 months in stainless steel, followed by 3 months in the bottle before release. ‘Basadone’ is the local dialect for a poppy flower [depicted on the label], it also translates to “little kiss”; “local tradition has it that Pelaverga is an aphrodisiac”.

Tasting Notes: Bright transparent ruby in colour, with aromas of cherry, lemon, rhubarb, mint and wild strawberry. Silky tannins frame cherry, strawberry, white pepper, an herbaceous streak and fresh acidity. Cherry compote and roasted jalapeno linger between each sleek, fresh sip.

100% Pelaverga Piccolo
Verduno DOC
Italy
Estate Bottled by Castello di Verduno
13.5% Alcohol
$24

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