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: Organic and low intervention practices are used in both the vineyards and cellar. Grapes are destemmed before pressing, aged in stainless steel vats for around 6 months, followed by 2 months in the bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Coral pink in colour, with aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit, fig and dried rose petal. Delicate red currant, strawberry, pomegranate along with a floral trace glide atop an undercurrent of racy acidity. Citrus zest and clean minerality comprise the crisp finish. Silky and bright.
45% Nebbiolo, 45% Pelaverga, 10% Barbera
Bottled by Burlotto Marina