Comm. GB Burlotto
He is considered one of the forefathers of Barolo: When Giovan Battista Burlotto founded his winery in 1850 in the small town of Verduno in the Italian province of Cuneo, Piedmont region, he had no idea what a glorious history lay ahead of him. With the foundation, he laid the foundation for a success story that continues to this day.
Giovan Battista Burlotto came from a family rooted in agriculture. He set a milestone in 1850 with his decision to concentrate solely on viticulture. He devoted himself with love to the production of wines and his commitment paid off: the wine quickly became very popular and he became purveyor to the royal house of Savoy. When the Duke of Abruzzo set off on his North Pole expedition in 1899, products from the winery were in his luggage. The multiple awards that Giovan Battista Burlotto received also testify to the quality of the wines.
The 20th century: wine production at the time of the world wars
After Giovan Burlotto's death, his son Francesco took over the winery, followed by his son Ignazio. Both dedicated themselves to the production of the wine with the same dedication. Ignazio had to navigate the winery through a particularly difficult time. At the time of the Second World War, he was the only winemaker in the once renowned wine region who made wine himself. He supported his neighbors wherever he could, accepting their grapes and, if necessary, buying up their vineyards. It is thanks to him that wine is still being produced in Verduno today. When he died in 1968, his daughter Marina, who was only 17 at the time, took over the winery and continued to run it successfully in the spirit of her ancestors.
The way into the new millennium
Today, management is in the hands of Marina's son Fabio, who is the fifth generation to run the winery. Like his great-great-grandfather, the owner continues to produce fine, top-quality wines according to family tradition. With the same passion that Giovan Battista put into wine production, he devotes himself to his goal of getting the best out of his grapes and producing a wine of the highest quality. Then as now, the winery Comm. GB Burlotto is a family business where the owner still looks after his vines himself and is willing to get his hands dirty for the outstanding taste of his wines.
The wines and vineyards of the winery Comm. GB Burlotto
The heart of the winery are still the vines for the production of the Barolos. With 2.02 hectares, the three vineyards in the Monvigliero growing area are the largest area under cultivation. The all south facing location is considered to be the best in the entire region. The soil, a mixture of clay, silt and sand with a high lime content, forms a perfect base for a wine with a fine aroma. Rocche dell'Olmo with 1.25 hectares, Boscatto with 1.13 hectares and Neirane with 1.1 hectares are west-facing vineyards. The composition of the subsoil of the vines is similar to that in the Monvigliero area, but the lime content is lower. The grapes growing there have a particularly elegant, warm aroma after they have been processed into wines. The vineyards in the Castelletto wine-growing region are 1.07 hectares in size and face south-east. The morning sun shines on the vines, giving the wine a unique elegance and delicacy.
The history of the Barolo Cannubi region goes back to the 18th century and has a mystical character. The Burlotto family's vineyard in Cannubi Valletta is 0.7 hectares in size. In addition, the Burlotto family cultivates a further 8.17 hectares of vineyards, on which Pelaverga piccolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Freisa and Sauvignon Blanc are grown.
What all these vineyards have in common is that they are cultivated with profound expertise and love, in the spirit of the founder of the winery. The focus is not on profit, but always on the product. The wines of the winery Comm. GB Burlotto are affordable compared to wines of similar quality.
If you want to enjoy a Barolo made with tradition of top quality, the wide range of the Burlotto winery is at your disposal.