2018 G. B. Burlotto Barolo 'Castelletto'
SKU: B420/FRRegular price $389.95
If you seek Baroli that speak of elegance, perfume and finesse, look no further than the wines of G.B. Burlotto (past and present). Giovan Batista, the G.B. in G.B. Burlotto, was a pioneer as far back as the 1850's. While his fellow winemakers were buying grapes from local farmers, Burlotto was purchasing vineyard sites in 'Cannubi' and Verduno's now coveted 'Monvigliero'. Additionally, while almost all Barolo was being sold by the barrel or glass demi-john, he was illustrative in bottling his own wines, a practice necessary for the entire region's rise to world class status. The wines of Burlotto eschew flavors of new oak and overt fruity qualities in favor of the spice and alluring expression of the cool hills of Barolo's most northerly commune, Verduno.