Let holiday romance blossom with Castello di Verduno’s Basadone
The lush Castello di Verduno estate is fortunate to possess some of Piedmont’s best growing sites. Indeed, when Gabriella Burlotto and Franco Bianco married they brought together two families each with rich histories of producing wines in the Langhe: the Burlotto family has long produced Barolo from some of the finest vineyards in Verduno, while the Bianco clan comes from Barbaresco, where they have holdings in the historic Rabaja and Faset crus.
Yet Castello di Verduno also produces wine from less internationally-renowned zones, including the tiny Verduno Pelaverga DOC, possibly Italy’s smallest appellation. It is here that winemaker Mario Andrion cultivates Pelaverga, a rare variety indigenous to the area around Verduno near Alba. The grape is believed to carry aphrodisiacal properties, hence the name Basadone or “baciadonne“, literally “lady kisser”.
The wine spends three months in large botti, six months in stainless steel and an extra three months in bottle before its release. A floral and aromatic wine, delicately spicy and almost purple like velvet, Basadone is an excellent pairing for festive foods. Try it under the mistletoe at your next holiday party.
Verduno Pelaverga Basadone 2006 Castello di Verduno
was $25, now $22.50
Save 10% on bottles 1 through 11, 20% on twelve bottles or more.
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