Our Score: 93
Castello di Verduno is one of the very few producers in the Barolo and Barbaresco appellations in Piemonte, Italy to follow organic viticulture and winemaking rules.
The specific soil, especially in the Monvigliero hills, is instrumental in the production of a slightly spicy and very balanced Barolo.
The 2013 vintage starts with the typical note of rose followed by camphor and cloves, nutmeg and tobacco leaves, then fruit scents of sour cherries and cassis. At the palate it is crisp yet balanced, with tannins already well integrated. While it has still potential to age, it is ready to drink, but open it at least three hours before enjoying it.
Pairing: Beef filet and roasted mushrooms, stewed meat with vegetables.
Appellation: Barolo DOCG, Italy