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GB Burlotto: producer profile plus top wines tasted

Michaela Morris visits the GB Burlotto estate in Verduno to speak with fifth-generation winemaker, Fabio Alessandria.

Gazing out over the hills of Barolo from the belvedere of Verduno, Fabio Alessandria points out Monvigliero as well as Verduno’s lesser-known crus. Besides two hectares in the former, his family has vineyards in Breri, Rocche dell’Olmo, Boscatto and Neirane.

It’s a mild sunny morning in mid-November. All is quiet as Piedmont has been declared a red zone – again. Normally the park would be buzzing with tourists and kids. ‘I spent my youth playing ball here,’ says Fabio. The fifth-generation winemaker at GB Burlotto, he is deeply rooted in Verduno.

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One of Barolo’s historic names, Giovan Battista Burlotto was born in 1842. He inherited a working farm from an uncle when he was just a young boy and decided to focus exclusively on viticulture and winemaking. ‘At that time in Piedmont, this was very uncommon,’ recounts Fabio. A true pioneer, Giovan Battista sold by the bottle rather than the cask, and his esteemed wines were even sent to the Royal House of Savoy.

Tasting the wines of GB Burlotto:

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