The Langhe Nebbiolo of the Comm. G. B. Burlotto winery is produced with 100% of Nebbiolo grapes cultivated in 12 hectares of property vineyards. It’s a young wine, but at the same time elegant and fragrant. It has a beautiful, clear ruby red color, with garnet nuances. The nose develops floral and fruity scents, with notes of rose and raspberry. Well balanced and fresh in the mouth, this Nebbiolo is great to drink in combination with meat courses, like agnolotti with meat sauce or polenta and boar meat or Parmesan Truffle Fries.
Burlotto is now considered one of Piemonte’s great small producers, thanks to the brilliant and highly traditional winemaking of G.B.’s great-great-grandson, Fabio Alessandria.
To some Barolo represents the very pinnacle of Italian wine. This is the intense and seductive world of Nebbiolo, where solid tannins vie unexpectedly well with delicate fruit, and where age unwinds ever more complex flavors. Today, Fabio Alessandria is following in the footsteps of his renowned ancestor Giovan Battista (G.B.) Burlotto who was one of the great figures of Barolo from the mid-19th century until his death in 1927. G.B.’s wines were supplied to the Royal Court of Savoy and he was a pioneer in sending finished, bottled wines directly to their customers – rather than in bulk.
Rooted in tradition, without being stuck in the past, the flagship wine still comes from the incredible Barolo Monvigliero vineyard in the village of Verduno.
The labels still have the feel of those in G.B.’s day; the grapes are still foot-trodden, and the musts undergo 60 day macerations before long ageing in large bottle.
All this wines are as highly regarded today as in G.B.’s time. Their crystalline freshness and purity of fruit continues to strike the perfect chord for lovers of great Piedmont wines.