Castello di Verduno is one of Piemonte’s up-and-coming naturalist wineries and is always a favorite at the Vini Veri (Real Wine) alternative fair which is held outside Verona as a counterpoint to the Italian wine industry’s yearly trade show, Vinitaly. Their "classic" Barbaresco is blended from two of Barbaresco’s most famous and coveted vineyards, Rabajà and Faset, both known for their longevity and their distinct earthiness. Low-yields and minimalist intervention in the cellar create a gorgeous traditional-style Barbaresco with impressive aging potential.
This gentle nose of this wine reveals rich fruit aromas that give way to clove, tar, and rose petal flavors in the mouth. The 2003 vintage is proving to be a powerful one and this wine will only get better with age. If opening now, decant and allow for a few hours of aeration before serving.