I was in Piedmont a few weeks ago to taste the excellent 2020 vintage (look out for more in our upcoming January offer). However, at my first visit to Cascina Massara with Gian Carlo Burlotto and his son Gianluca, I was blown away by their wonderfully scented styles of wine and, eager not to miss out, I purchased a little of their remaining 2019 Commune de Verduno, Despite the classic nebbiolo tannins in evidence, it was already showing charming complex character ready to enjoy next year, particularly if decanted.
I am delighted to offer this wine from a classical Barolo vintage to members ahead of shipment, to enjoy on its fruit young next year, or to hide under the stairs for 10 to 15 years where more woodland spice will develop.
Order by midday on Friday 15th December
Cascina Massara is a new kid on the Barolo block, founded in 2013 when Gian Carlo and Gianluca Burlotto (of the famous Burlotto family also of Verduno) decided to manage 10 hectares of vines separately from the rest of the family’s estate. Winemaking here is skilful and traditional, with fermentation initially in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled vats, followed by extended ageing in large neutral oak botti. An estate to watch.