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Castello di Verduno Barolo 2016

Castello di Verduno Barolo 2016

100% Nebbiolo. Castello di Verduno is an historic Piemontese estate that makes classic Barolo and Barbaresco from prime vineyard sites in both appellations. The winery is located in Verduno, the northernmost commune of Barolo. This township has flown under the radar for many years but recently has been gaining more and more attention. Although Franco Bianco and his wife Gabriella are the titular heads of the estate, they have a very talented young winemaker, Mario Andrion, who has run the cellar since 2000. Mario was trained in Italy but has also worked harvests in Oregon. Franco and Gabriella’s daughter Marcella is increasingly involved in day-to-day operations. The winery’s philosophy is to produce wines that speak of place in a classic way and are also sustainable and protect the land. As such, they practice organic farming and are meticulous both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Mario uses minimal SO2 and also vinifies with indigenous yeast. Their wines are firmly traditional in style though never rustic; in fact just the opposite, they retain a rare elegance and purity. From the best Barolo vintage during this century, their Barolo is all about earth, herbs, wildflowers, and mixed berries. Understated beauty.

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$55.00
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SKU: 1870749201600750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Nebbiolo
Appellation
Barolo
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The 2016 Barolo is a pretty and accessible mid-weight Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet pipe tobacco, cedar, mint, dried flowers and crushed berries are all nicely laced together. Understated and gracious, the 2016 offers considerable appeal. Sweet floral and spice notes linger on the expansive, layered finish. This is very nicely done, especially within its peer group." - Antonio Galloni
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