• Founded in 1761, Borgogno is the oldest continuously operating winery in Barolo. • Cesare Borgogno was one of the first winemakers from Piedmont to ship wines abroad, he created also a “wine library”where half of the Barolo production is held back, only to be released 20 years later. • With the Farinetti takeover, the vineyards’ organic certification is fully achieved in 2020 and the winery began using only cement vats for fermentation, a return to the original winemaking style. • Still today, vinification and bottling take place in the original and historic building built in 1761. • Winery’s focus is on the Barolo production, with three of the most prestigious single vineyards around the village of Barolo: Cannubi, Liste and Fossati. Others great reds are produced: Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo d’Alba. • Recently, Borgogno acquired 5 hectares of Timorasso, fromwhich is produced the CRUDerthona • In the vinification process, the traditional Barolo production method is followed: long contact with the skins, concrete tank fermentation and ageing in big barrels of Slavonian oak. • Today, the estate includes 39 hectares (96 acres) with 31 planted to vine. • Elevation between 300 and 450 meters above sea level.
Back in the 1920s, Cesare Borgogno decidedly to do something entirely unheard of at the time in Barolo: He began cellaring half of the production from every vintage instead of selling it. Today, Borgogno has one of the deepest wine libraries in the world, with vintages stretching back decades.
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