G.B. Burlotto - Barbera d'Alba 2017

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Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Appellation: Barbera d'Alba DOC

Type: Red, dry

Grape variety: 100% Barbera

VITICULTURE: Practicing Organic

Winemaker's notes:  This historic G.B Burlotto estate, located in the commune of Verduno in the Barolo DOCG, was established by Giovan Battista Burlotto, il Commendatore, in the mid-18th century, during whic time it earned the distinguished titles of “Supplier to the Savoy Royal Household” and “The Only Supplier to the Duke of Abruzzi’s Artic Expedition to the North Pole.” Burlotto distinguished himself by introducing the practice of selling bottled wine bearing his estate’s name (in the manner of French châteaux) at a time when it was customary practice to sell wine in cask. It is speculated that the Savoy court’s regard for the wines of Verduno enabled such formidable innovation, though Burlotto’s wines were lauded on the international scene as well.

A powerful wine in 2017 because of the warm vintage in this part of northwest Italy, but with great balance because the big rich spicy flavour is matched by ripe fruit acidity. It has been given time in large 500 litre barrels to open up, before bottling in early September.

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