Borgogno - No Name 2019
Description: Following a manual harvest of Nebbiolo grapes, in the cellar the grapes are destemmed and pressed. This is followed by a spontaneous fermentation in large concrete tanks, at a temperature between 22°C and 28°C for about 15 days. This is followed by a soft pressing and ageing into large Slavonian oak barrels for a bit more than 2 years.
Ruby red color with purple highlights. Ethereal, persistent with violet, rose, fresh fruits and spicy hints on the nose. A dry, harmonius, velvety, full-bodied wine, austere and generous wine.
Founded in 1761, Borgogno is the oldest continuously operating winery in Barolo. Cesare Borgogno expanded the winery’s production in the 1920s and commercial success followed as he became one of the first winemakers from Piedmont to ship wines abroad.
In the 1960s, Franco Boschis took over as manager until the Farinetti family bought the estate in 2008. Under Andrea Farinetti’s leadership, organic conversion was initiated and the winery began using only cement vats for fermentation, a return to the original winemaking style. All the wines are made at the estate’s winemaking facility in Barolo village in an underground network of historic fermentation and aging rooms.
Made with long maceration times and minimal intervention, the wines are renowned for their traditional style and long-term aging potential, a favorite of Italian wine professionals and collectors.
Our Recommendation: Delicious to pair with main courses of meat, braised meat, bacon, grilled meat and aged cheeses.