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2016 Borgogno No Name Nebbiolo

Piemonte, Italy

Incredible value 'protest' Nebbiolo from the iconoclasts at Borgogno.

$75.00

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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.

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

Ruby red color with purple highlights. Ethereal, persistent with violet, rose, fresh fruits and spicy hints on the nose. A dry, harmonious, velvety, full-bodied wine, austere and generous wine.

A Nebbiolo with a great structure. It goes perfectly with the great classics of Piedmontese cuisine, such as wild game meat and braised meat.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Borgogno Cellar
Borgogno Cellar
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a Barolo really, and from Barolo (Cannubi, Fossati, San Pietro), but there’s ‘etichetta di protesta’ marked on the front label, a comment on the declassification of one of their wines some years back. Serious wine here. It’s packed with deep earthy tannin, dark cherry and raspberry, suede leather, dried herb and spice, a little liquorice. Firm, but fresh, a lot of bass and defined by that ferrous and damp soil character. Long too, and as it goes, it releases a little perfume and strawberry; the promise of things to come. Dead set bargain." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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