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Castello Di Verduno, 'Rabaja' Barbaresco 2018
Italy / Red

Castello Di Verduno, 'Rabaja' Barbaresco 2018

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from the producer:

"Castello di Verduno is an historic Piemontese estate that makes classic Barolo and Barbaresco from prime vineyard sites in both appellations. The winery is located in Verduno, the northernmost commune of Barolo. This township has flown under the radar for many years but recently has been gaining more and more attention. It was previously most known for the local Pelaverga grape, the deliciously fine, elegant, floral and red-fruited wine from the region, though recently, its Barolo crus have garnered more and more attention.  Most notable is the Monvigliero cru which has grown to become one of the most prized bottlings from Barolo due to its unique vineyard 'signature'.

Some of the Castello di Verduno wines have a drawing of a flower found in the wine's vineyards.The Pelaverga label has a drawing of poppies which are called Basadone in local dialect (papavero in Italian). Basadone in dialect also means a little kiss - local tradition has it that Pelaverga is an aphrodesiac!"

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Verduno
Region
Piemonte
Varieties
Nebbiolo
Farming
Organic
Soil
Calcareous limestone and clay
Winemaking
The grapes are handpicked , sorting only the best bunches and placing them into a 20 kilos baskets. The harvest took place on October 10th 2010. The maceration in “tino” (open top wooden vat) lasted for 40 days, with regular punching down of the cap and, at the end of the alcoholic fermentation, we used the traditional technique of the “submerged cap” to continue with a static maceration. The wine aged for 20 months in large Slavonian oak casks and 2 months in steel tanks, followed by 26 months in the bottle prior to its release.