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2016 Borgogno Barolo

Barolo, Italy

Pure elegance and finesse on display from this historic Barolo producer. They are in scintillating form in 2016. 95 points, Gary Walsh.

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$95.00

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So classic. Love this.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

A true classic here from one of the original producers in Barolo.

The Borgogno Barolo hails from five of the most presitgious vineyards in and around the village of Barolo. The vineyards are Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, Liste, San Pietro delle Viole - an envious roll call and some very serious territory for producing this stunning Nebbiolo representitive of both the region and the vintage.

Borgogno have never faultered in their commitment to producing wines in a traditional mold. This approach is paying serious dividends at the moment as the wines continue to rise above the pack.

About Borgogno

The story of wine production at Borgogno stretches back over 250 years. They were founded by Bartolomeo Borgogno in 1761,  making them one of the oldest and most historic cellars in the region.

Noted for their elegant, "Burgundian-esque" styles of Nebbiolo (Borgogna is Italian for Burgundy), these wines come from exclusively Grand Cru vineyards, including Cannubi, Liste, Fossati, Cannubi San Lorenzo and San Pietro Delle Viole.

The wines are fermented naturally, left on skins for an extended period before pressing and aged in exclusively large format Slovenian oak. The wines of Borgogno are a traditionalist's dream.

Harvest at Borgogno
Harvest at Borgogno
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Spontaneous fermentation carried out by indigenous yeasts for about 12 days in concrete tanks, controlled temperature (22 – 25 C initially, 29-30 at the end ), followed by submerged cup maceration for 30 days, stable temperature 29 C. After the racking off, the malolactic fermentation starts, and it lasts about 15 days at 22 C. Ageing: 4 years in Slavonian oak casks (4500L) with a further refining in bottle for 6 mounths. This is the classic, traditional “Formula” used by the ancient Barolo Families to produce a Barolo which embraces and melts each of the peculiar characters of the different vineyards and terroirs of the Barolo area. The Barolo Classic Borgogno is made by the combination of the grapes coming from five of the most prestigious vineyards of the Barolo area: Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, Liste, San Pietro delle Viole. This is not just a Barolo, it is much more. It fully reflects the elegance and the power of a real Barolo from the Village of Barolo.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Borgogno Cellar
Borgogno Cellar
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"I know I say it a lot, but the style of Barolo Borgogno make, is exactly my thing. All Barolo here, from five crus – Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, Liste, San Pietro delle Viole – just like Nonno used to make. Red fruits, star anise, roses, aromatic herbs. It’s medium-bodied, kind of pretty, but appropriately firm. Lovely tussle between quiet succulence of fruit and tannin, ideal freshness, and a long finish with just a little blood orange coming through. So classic. Love this." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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