New Releases from the
Legendary Piedmont Estate
In the garden that is Barolo a few wines stand out like prized orchids or roses, including Burlotto’s Monvigliero. It’s an intense wine, structured yet elegant, one that ages for decades, but sells out in days (even we’re out of it!), testimony to Burlotto’s outstanding quality. Fabio Alessandria, great-great-grandson of Barolo pioneer G.B. Burlotto, makes beautiful wines, and not just the Monvigliero. All of the Burlottos entice with their silky texture and exquisite aromatics.
Alessandria has a classical palate and a traditional winemaking style. One might argue that Burlotto Barolos taste the way a Barolo should. The truffles, cedar, and ripe red fruit evoke terroir. Never clumsy, never dilute, always balanced and polished, these wines convey a sense of place: Barolo, the Langhe, Italy. The Acclivi bottling, a blend of Burlotto’s Barolo crus, perfectly represents what Nebbiolo can do in this celebrated DOCG.
The Langhe’s diversity flourishes in the hands of Burlotto. Their Langhe Nebbiolo captures the grape’s affinity for the region, while the Barbera d’Alba brings out this variety’s inherent charm. Anyone with a taste for strawberries and well-made Italian wine will end up attracted to the Pelaverga. Grown by the family for two centuries now, this ancient Piedmontese variety adds flair to an already overflowing assortment of delicious wines. Blended with Nebbiolo, Pelaverga makes for Burlotto’s tasty rosé. From the Monvigliero and the Barolos, to the Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Pelaverga, Fabio Alessandria tends a fascinating garden of delights.
New Releases Available Here Now from Burlotto:
G. B. Burlotto Elatis Vino da Tavola Rose, Piedmont 2015 750ML ($21.95) Buy Now: $17 special
VinopolNote: A blend of the rare Piedmont varietal Pelaverga and Nebbiolo.
G.B. Burlotto Verduno Pelaverga, Piedmont 2015 750ML ($21.95) Buy Now: $18 special
Importer note “One of the most unique Burlotto wines is the beautiful red Pelaverga—from an ancient variety grown by the family since 1800… Like everything else bearing the Burlotto name, it is the essence of a noble winemaking tradition.”
G. B. Burlotto Barolo DOCG 2012 750ML ($49.95) Buy Now: $39 special
Antonio Galloni 91 points “The 2012 Barolo is a gorgeous entry-level offering from Burlotto and a fabulous introduction to the house style. Lifted, precise and translucent, the 2012 is a pure joy to taste today. This mid-weight, refined Barolo is pure class. Sweet red berry, mint and spice nuances are laced into the super-expressive, inviting finish. Most of this fruit is sourced from Breri.”
G. B. Burlotto Barolo Acclivi, Barolo DOCG 2012 750ML ($59.95) Buy Now: $49 special
Antonio Galloni 93 points “The 2012 Barolo Acclivi is another aromatically lifted, precise Barolo endowed with tons of pedigree. Stylistically, the Acclivi is the Burlotto Barolo that most resembles Monvigliero because it is made from a blend of declassified fruit from that site along with important contributions from Rocche dell’Olmo and Neirane. Deceptively medium in body, the Acclivi possesses striking mid-palate depth and substance, while maintaining its classic sense of poise. A host of bright red cherry, raspberry and floral notes punctuate the refreshing finish.