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About the Wine Maker
Castello di Verduno has had history of Barolo wine since 1838, when the Castle was purchased by Charles Albert of Savoy, and the King commissioned the soldier and expert winemaker, General Staglieno, with the making of a great wine from the finest vineyards of nebbiolo grapes: the Barolo of Verduno Castle.
Ever since, the Castle’s cellars have never ceased to house ageing noble red wines, with the Burlotto family, owners of the Castle since the early 1900s, continuing the wine-making tradition of the House of Savoy.
Today, with estates on the hills around the villages of both Verduno and Barbaresco Castello di Verduno proudly produces the two most high-prized oenological gems of the Langa: Barolo and Barbaresco. This invaluable, singular combination was made possible by the marriage of Gabriella Burlotto to Franco Bianco, whose family have been producing Barbaresco for four generations.
The Bricco del Cuculo vineyard lies at the top of a hill in the Faset cru. The name - meaning “cuckoo hill” - derives from the number of this species of bird which populate the wooded ravines around the hill, and from the Pan del Cuculo, a characteristic wild flower that coats the hill on the arrival of spring.
The first planting of Barbera vines here dates back to the end of the 1940s, while the remainder are from 1961. The lie of the land caters for perfect exposure to the sun from the dawn to dusk. The tufa-rich white soil, the age of the vines, the perfect position and a limited production of magnum (1,5 lt) only make this Barbera quite unique.
About the Wine
Very dark ruby, red colour. Medium bodied, ripe with dried fig, plum, and spice