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 2019 is no exception. Aromas of ripe red cherries, truffles, dried rose petals, tarragon, iron and marjoram lead the way. The acidity races through a juicy-silky texture that meets chalky and firm tannins. The finish is lengthy and complex with notes of mushrooms, and forest floor with a smoky, fruity, and savory balance. Full-bodied, and well equipped for long term cellaring if desired.