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.