Verduno: The village all Barolo fans should be checking out

If you’re into Italian wine, chances are you’ve already discovered Barolo, Italy’s most celebrated red wine along with its neighbor Barbaresco and its Tuscan rival, Brunello.

But there’s one little-known Barolo village that all lovers of Italian wine should keep an eye out for: Verduno.

Fabio Alessandria

Made entirely with native grape Nebbiolo, Barolo can be made in eleven separate villages. The wine’s namesake township of Barolo, as well as Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga are entirely located in the denomination’s boundaries, while Monforte d’Alba and La Morra both have substantial vineyard holdings in the growing area. The villages of Novello, Verduno, Grinzane Cavour, Roddi, Diano d’Aba and Cherasco have varying amounts of acreage in the growing zone, but of these six minor villages, Verduno is the rising star.

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Collio: King of the Hill for Italian Whites

Looking for some of the best whites in Italy? Look no further than Collio. Located in Italy’s northeastern Friuli Venezia Giulia region where Collio hugs the border with Slovenia, the small, hilly area is a fusion of Italian, Slovenian and Austrian cultures.

Collio is like no other place in Italy, and neither are its full-bodied varietal whites, made with international and native grapes.

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