Castello di Verduno Barbaresco
The village Barbaresco from Verduno is a model of its type, showing absolutely typical aromas and flavors of red currant, fraise de bois, sandalwood and rose. Elegant, delicious when young but will age for many years in a good vintage.
The grapes come from the Faset and Rabajà vineyards. Barbaresco is only required to be aged in wood for 12 months, yet Castello di Verduno ages theirs for 18. I believe this extra time in large barrels makes a difference.
Vinous – “The 2018 Barbaresco from Castello di Verduno is a very pretty, gracious wine with effusive aromatics, bright fruit and mid-weight structure. In other words, classic Barbaresco. Time in the glass brings out hints of sweet tobacco, mint, cedar and dried red cherry. The 2018 is such a gorgeous wine. Drink it over the next decade.” (92 Pts)