An essential reference for Italian wines, Borgogno is one of the oldest producers of Langa and Piedmont. Founded in 1761, the Borgogno estate has experienced significant international development from the 1920s, under the leadership of Cesare Borgogno. The Farinetti family acquired the estate in 2008. Andrea Farinetti has been at the head of the estate since 2010.
Managed in a sustainable manner without any chemical input, the vineyard at the Borgogno estate covers 16 hectares of vines planted on a soil made up of clay-limestone marls, which contribute to the unique signature style of the estate’s wines.
The 1999 Riserva from the Borgogno estate is made from five of the best growths of the Barolo appellation (Liste, Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, San Pietro delle Viole).
Winter was punctuated by some snowfall between January and March, which helped hone water reserve levels. Spring was marked by rainy episodes, slowing down flowering. Although July was sunny with some rain, August was erratic, with gloomy skies and below-average temperatures. The mild weather during September was ideal for refining the ripeness of the vineyard.
Winemaking and ageing
Fermentation is carried out with submerged cap maceration. An initial 6-month ageing in stainless steel tanks is complemented by two years of ageing in concrete tanks, then two additional years in Slavonian oak barrels.
The 1999 Riserva from the Borgogno estate is 100% Nebbiolo.
The 1999 Barolo Riserva from the Borgogno estate is the perfect expression of the terroirs from which it comes, oriented south/south-east and planted on clay-limestone marls. This cuvée seduces with its great elegance and its bouquet, which harmoniously blends aormas of violets and red fruits, as well as its great ageing potential.
It is recommended to decant the wine before tasting.