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Barbaresco DOCG 2017

Italy
Per Bottle: $66.19
Per case of 12: $794.28
 
Producer: Castello di Verduno
Vintage: 2017
Production Area:
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 14%
Description: Castello di Verduno’s Barbaresco is made from a selection of Nebbiolo grapes grown in several estate vineyards in the Barbaresco area (Rabajà, Rabajà-Bas and Faset). The soil is composed of white earth, with a high limestone content , known as the “Marne di Sant’Agata”(30% sand – 55% clay – 15% calcium). Thanks to this soil composition, wines of great elegance and potential aging ability are produced.   Following hard on the heels the terrific 2016 vintage, 2017 in Piedmont was presented with some challenges.  Frost and drought greatly affected yields across the region and a heatwave over the summer resulted in a shorter ripening season.  These challenges were overcome- as the 2017 Barbaresco has left critics raving about its quality and precision.   Castello di Verduno is a traditional producer employing long maceration times and age their wine in large Slovenian/East European oak "botte" casks for several months resulting in highly structured wines. Wines are further aged in stainless steel, bottled without fining or filtration, and undergo extended aging in bottle before they are released to market.
Taste: A great example of Nebbiolo; full-bodied, elevated tannins with refreshing acidity. The fruit is tart and ripe showing red cherry, red currant, cranberry. There is a dried earth and leather quality to the wine with an underlying note of crunchy red rose petals and black tea leaves. A highly complex ad beautifully balanced expression of Barbaresco.
Cellaring Potential: Drink now or cellar for 10+ years
Food Matching: a great pairing for beef short ribs with polenta, rabbit, or mushroom risotto

Barbaresco DOCG 2017

Italy
Barbaresco DOCG 2017