Reverdito Barolo Castagni is a wonderful expression of the Nebbiolo grape from Piedmont. Michele Reverdito is a "rising star" winemaker in Barolo. His winery is based in La Morra, a hill town that sits high above Barolo. Michele Reverdito works with two acres of Dolcetto d'Alba, two of Barbera d'Alba, five of Lange Nebbiolo and eighteen acres of Barolo, all stretching along the steep road to Verduno in the villages of La Morra and Serralunga d'Alba. Farming is sustainable, which for this estate bans the use of all herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Only traditional copper and sulfur are used sparingly to prevent mildew. Michele prides himself on using traditional, "old school," methods to make his wines. These include hand-harvesting and sorting, the use of wild yeasts and 4,000-liter barrels to age the wines.
Reverdito Barolo Castagni is brick red in color with a nose of cherry, raspberry, strawberry, mocha, leather and floral notes. It is full-bodied with bright acidity, lean tannins, and rich flavors of raspberries, cherries, anise, oak and spice. This big red will reward several years of cellaring and drink best from 2018-2027. It is long, ripe and rich on the finish.
Enjoy Reverdito Barolo Castagni with osso bucco, lasagna, veal chops and aged cheeses.