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Slow and steady wins the race
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 Massara 2006 presented is a red wine, made by Castello di Verduno. Its origin is Barolo in Langhe, Piedmont, Italy. It is made from the Nebbiolo grape.
Clear dark ruby red and garnet hues, brick-orange edges with slow thick legs and a slightly viscous appearance. Smell – Bold and tangy, 100% Nebbiolo in character, with tangy fruit including raspberries and blackberries, spicy pepper, toasted cedar with hints of licorice, tobacco and leather. Feel – Initially smooth the bold dry and firm tannins kick in, this full-bodied wine is deep, tart and tangy in the mouth. Taste – Complex layers of tart raspberries and tangy sour cherry, spicy white pepper, with hints of tobacco, licorice and leather that emerge only after the bold fruit dissipates. Again, after some time, this wine mellows. Finish – Long and clean with a crisp acidity that lingers with fruit, toasted cedar and hints of tobacco.
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