Locale vinificazione

Borgogno Francesco
di Borgogno Giancarlo e Claudio s.agr.s.

Via Crosia 29 -12060 Barolo (Cn)
Tel. 0173/56212 - Fax: 0173/56178
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Web site: www.cantinaborgogno.it

Year founded: 1957
Owner: Borgogno Giancarlo and Claudio


Total vineyard area: 7
Hectares planted to nebbiolo for Barolo: 4,5
Vineyards : Vigneti Brunate - ha 4,5 circa
Age of Vineyards: 1954-1971-1993-2000
Winery visits possible: Yes (by telephone reservation)
Retail sales at winery: Yes
Winery visits: Sala degustazioni

Winery location:
Our winery is in Barolo, on the Alba-Barolo road about 2 km from the town and about 10 km from Alba, right at the crossing for downtown Barolo.



Wines produced: Barolo, Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Nebbiolo Langhe, Favorita Langhe
Barolos produced and quantity: Barolo Brunate 15.000 bt.
First year Barolo production: 1958
Type of Barolo produced: Traditional
In a location eloquently symbolic of Barolo, right at the interface between Barolo’s historic Cannubi hill and La Morra’s Brunate, the Francesco Borgogno winery, founded in the early 1930s and producing their own label since the legendary 1971 vintage, is the classic family-run wine estate.
The emotional attachment to this land and to these vineyards has been handed down from father to son. Today, Francesco's sons directs the winery. They looking after the winemaking, the cellar and the vineyards. The family efforts are inspired by just a few simple principles and traditional steps that ensure the genuineness of their wines.
They work solely with grapes sourced from their seven hectares of estate vineyards, none of which are in the Barolo territory; only the winemaking and ageing facilities are here, as they have been for many years.
The nebbiolo for Barolo comes from a 4+ hectare vineyard located in the heart of the Brunate hill, with southwest exposure at an altitude of 350 metres, and planted on calcareous-clay marl that makes its influence felt in the wine. Dolcetto and Barbera are sourced from other La Morra vineyards, and the small amount of favorita is from vines in Sommariva Perno. The vineyards range in age from 4 years (planted in 2000) to over 50 (on Brunate, with re-plantings and re-training).
Annual production is a rather limited 30,000 bottles overall, with 15,000 of Barolo Brunate, 10,000 between Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto, and some 5,000 of Nebbiolo and Favorita.
The philosophy of Barolo Brunate is rigorously traditional, with fairly lengthy macerations on the order of 20 days and more, followed by long maturations of about three years in 30-hectolitre oak botti, and 10 months’ bottle-ageing before release. Thus, Borgogno’s Barolo appears on the market about a year later than the average, although the word “riserva” does not appear on the label.
Most of the wine is sold customer-direct in Italy and abroad, to those who have become faithful customers and friends after having enjoyed one of the guided visits offered of the vineyards and wine cellars and tastings of the wines and local food products that the winery makes available in their spacious tasting room.