Castello di Verduno Rabaja 2013 Barbaresco
The castle of Verduno is owned by Gabriella Burlotto, daughter of GB Burlotto, and Franco Bianco, and has a storied history from the time of the kings of Savoy and Italian unification. Now it is the wine that impresses, although the smart hotel and restaurant on site do have their charms. This wine hails from one of BarbarescoÕs most celebrated vineyards, Rabaja. It is once again a must buy in a superlative if long-haul vintage. An intense, floral nose along with red fruits, oriental spice, tobacco, sandalwood, and excellent freshness and balance.