From the importer:
The Castello di Verduno, owned by Gabriella Burlotto and Franco Bianco, is a beautiful old building at the top of the village of Verduno, on the edge of the Barolo zone. The Castello di Verduno wine label unites two cellars, one under the castle in the Barolo zone and the other near the famous 'cru' Rabajà, in the Barbaresco area. Wines are produced in Barbaresco and bottled and stored in Verduno. All wines are vinified traditionally by Mario Andrion, the talented young enologist who took over the cellar in 2000.
The village Barbaresco from Verduno is a model of its type, showing absolutely typical aromas and flavors of red currant, fraise de bois, sandalwood, and rose. Elegant, delicious when young but will age for many years in a good vintage.
The grapes come from the Faset and Rabajà vineyards. Barbaresco is only required to be aged in wood for 12 months, yet Castello di Verduno ages theirs for 18. I believe this extra time in large barrels makes a difference.