Created in 1761, Borgogno is the oldest continuously operating winery in Barolo. It is literally older than Italy as a unified country. Under the management of Cesare Borgogno during the 1920’s, the business became world renowned as one of Italy’s finest producers. Purchased by the Farinetti family in 2008, Borgogno is still considered a shining example of a traditional Barolo winery.
This wine is made from Piedmont’s most planted grape variety, Barbera. The fruit was sourced from the lower parts of the Cannubi and Liste vineyards, sites which are more commonly planted to Nebbiolo. The pedigree of the fruit is obvious in this wine. Focused and concentrated with leafy blackfruit flavours, on the palate there is firm tannins and streamlined acidity. Aged in cement and botte grande, this is complex and balanced Barbera d’Alba. The perfect wine for barbecue!