Verduno plays an important role in Barolo as it was once the epicenter for the region and credited with creating the first dry Nebbiolo wines that we know today. Its unofficial slogan as “the king of wines, and the wine of kings” was born out of the preference for these Verduno wines among the reigning monarchies. The Alessandria’s have deep roots in the region dating back to this monarchic mid-19th century era. It seems Verduno has been reclaiming its past glory with each vintage and 2018 is no exception. Aromas of cherry compote, red plums, figs, saddle leather, truffle and tarragon lead the way. The acidity races through a juicy-silky texture that meets grainy and firm tannins. The finish is lengthy with notes of forest floor, dried herbs with a smoky-savory balance. Full-bodied, and well equipped for long term cellaring.