Our Score: 93
While Castello di Verduno is not as famous as many other producers in Piemonte, the soil of the hills of Rabaja and Faset - where the grapes of this Barbaresco grow - is unique. The limestone, as well as the residuals of marl, manganese and magnesium in the ground, give the wine a special velvety texture.
At the nose, red wild strawberries and raspberries, with rose petals and sandalwood, paprika, tobacco leaves and dry forest floor.
In the mouth it is elegant, structured despite the light typical garnet color, smooth, and the tannins are present but not aggressive. It is long and persistent. An excellent wine.
Pairing: Risotto with porcini mushrooms, or stewed beef, roasted pork shank, rabbit and game ragù.
Appellation: Barbaresco DOCG, Italy