G.B. Burlotto - Barolo 2018


This Barolo is a classic. Sober, rigorous, dynamic, with identity, it immerses you in the aura of its land with a secret force of persuasion.

The entry level Barolo from Burlotto arises from the traditional practice of assembling several vineyards. Breri covers 0.77 hectares, with a southern exposure and a maximum altitude of 240 meters, Neirane has an area of one hectare, a west exposure and an altitude of 370 meters. At the same altitude but with an eastern exposure one can find our 1.25 hectares in Rocche Olmo and 1.13 hectares in Boscatto. Vines are trained in the Guyot style.

The harvest is carried out by hand, in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit and to allow for, when necessary, a selection of the grapes which are then transported to the cellar in 20 kg boxes. The bunches are de-stemmed and the must moved by gravity into open French oak vats where alcoholic fermentation takes place. During the maceration, delicate pumping over and punching down are carried out daily. Temperature control is utilized to prevent excessively high temperatures.

Malolactic fermentation takes place in in large French oak barrels followed by subsequent maturation for a period of 20 to 33 months depending on the vintage. After bottling, normally carried out in the summer, the wine rests in the cellar for at least 9 months before being marketed.

Optimal serving temperature between 16 and 18 ° (60-65F).

"A classic beauty, the 2018 Barolo exhibits delicate aromas of wild cherry, lilac and dried orange peel. There are earthy sensations and licorice root that add to the gentle volume and silkiness of this pretty wine." - 94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Producer: G.B. Burlotto

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Appellation:  Barolo

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml