About The Wine
Every vintage, Borgogno makes a wine that could be released as Barolo but they deliberately downgrade to Langhe Nebbiolo DOC status and call it No Name - all because in 2005 a cask sample of Barolo sent for routine evaluation by the regulatory commission turned it down - not due to any glaring faults but because the wine was considered stylistically irregular for Barolo. Hell hath no fury.
So, every year the wine world gets a bargain. Fruit is sourced from vineyards around the town of Barolo and after a long, slow ferment it goes into traditional Slavonian oak for over three years.
This Barolo that isn't Barolo is fresh and inviting, with herbal, earthy notes alongside a red fruit focus, strawberries to the fore. Long and fine, this is not a monster but a quality Nebbiolo for the cellar.
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.