Burlotto Barolo DOCG 2017

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The Burlotto estate is located in the commune of Verduno in the Barolo DOCG, and was established in the mid-18th century by Giovan Battista Burlotto, il Commendatore. The historic estate (which once held the title of “Supplier to the Savoy Royal Household”), is distinguished for its Monvigliero Barolo, from the famed Monvigliero cru, coveted for its south-facing exposure and white marl soil. Now run by Mariana Burlotto (Giovan’s great-niece), and her husband Giuseppe Alessandria, along with their son, Fabio, the winery produces classically-styled Barolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera. Winemaker Fabio (GB’s great great grandson), has introduced modern techniques that complement, never detract, from the elegant character of Burlotto’s wines, further cementing the estate’s reputation as one of Piedmont’s most esteemed small producers.

This classic Barolo is made with nebbiolo from the estate’s vineyards in Verduno and Roddi. Harvest is done by hand, and fermentation takes place in French oak vats. It’s aged in large Slavonian and Allier oak barrels for 2 ½ - 3 years and in bottle for an additional year. The Barolo is packed with flavor and concentration, featuring spicy cherry and red plum with tons of structure on the palate along with hints of tobacco, rose petal, leather and wild dark fruit. Powerful and elegant. Sustainably grown.