Exclusive: 2022 Massara Verduno Pelaverga

Exclusive: 2022 Massara Verduno Pelaverga

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Piedmont and my head is still spinning from all the wonderful wines shared. But of the countless bottles and barrels tasted over the ten day span, today’s wine stood out like a beacon, brimming with life and energy. 

The irony is that it wasn’t a Barolo or Barbaresco, although it is grown in the Barolo village of Verduno and made by one of the oldest and most steadfastly traditional Barolistas in the appellation. Stepping into his cellar at Cantina Massara was like stepping back in time; massive old oak barrels lining the subterranean cave. It’s a place where not much has changed since its inception generations ago. 

What struck me immediately when tasting today’s wine was its drink-ability. Perfumed and silky with tart fruits accented by delicate floral notes perfectly parried by peppery spice. A beautiful, soothing counterpoint to all the hearty and structured Nebbiolo of the area. Made from Pelaverga, a variety cultivated exclusively in the hills of Verduno, this wine is a bit of a local's secret that I'm thrilled to let you in on today.

I’m proud to offer the only bottles of 2022 Cantina Massara di Burlotto, Verduno Pelaverga in South Carolina.  
100% Pelaverga grown organically on limestone and sand. The plot's western exposure and high altitude ensure even-ripening while preserving freshness and acidity. Hand harvested grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks where the wine ages before bottling without fining or filtration. 

Pours a striking, lucid ruby red in the glass. The wine opens with fresh mountain strawberry, Rainier cherry, raspberry, rose petal and white pepper. The palate’s buoyant, bright red fruits are wrapped around a silken textural core with intense, mid-palate concentration that almost defies its weightless feel. A beautiful, elegant red wine perfect for the warm days and cool nights of late summer. 
The Burlotto name is synonymous with the village of Verduno. It was Il Commendatore G.B. Burlotto who supplied wine to the House of Savoia during the 1860s and put the small northern village on the map. 

Cantina Massara di Burlotto was established by one of the Commendatore's three grandsons and is now run by his grandson, Gianluca Burlotto. Everything at the cantina is sourced from within the village’s limits and vinification is slow, patient and as traditional as it gets. To drink the wines of Massara is to take a piece of Barolo’s history with you.
 2022 Cantina Massara di Burlotto, Verduno Pelaverga - $39.99
*Special Newsletter Price - $36.99

**Special 3-PACK Price - $34.99/bottle
To order, reply directly to this email or call me at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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