Estate: Founded in the mid-1800’s by pioneering winemaker Giovan Battista Burlotto [called “il Commendatore” by friends and family], 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 viticulture, hand harvested, partially destemmed, fermentation in large wood vats, aged in stainless steel for about 9 months, depending on vintage sometimes part aged in 35-50 hectolitre Slavonian and Allier oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Morello cherry, pomegranate, grilled overlay good acidity, fine grain tannins. Blackberry, trace of dark chocolate infuse the distinctive bitter finish. Sleek, dapper.
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Bottled by Burlotto Marina