Garnet red

Many call it as “the wine of kings, the king of wines”, destined to become the ambassador of Savoy Piedmont in the courts throughout Europe. It is said that one day Marquise Falletti offered King Charles Albert 325 “carràs” of Barolo (one for each day of the year except for the period of Lent), for the King had expressed the desire to taste that “new wine of hers”. The tribute went down in history: the carràs were in fact transport barrels with a capacity of 600 litres each. Carlo Alberto was so enthusiastic about the gift, that he decided to buy the vineyard of Verduno to start his own production. Similarly, King Victor Emmanuel II did some years later, purchasing the estate of Fontanafredda in Serralunga d’Alba.