There are places that are magical, intense, and unforgettable; places where you can never get bored of the landscape no matter how long you stare; places where every time you lay eyes on it, your heart skips a beat. The Piedmontese Langa manages to encompass and express, in its unique and unmistakable way, the whole spirit of autumn with its chestnuts, grapes, wine, and those rows of vineyards that weave a pattern across the countryside.
Like a pentagram where every leaf and every bunch of grapes becomes a wonderful melody.
Like a still blank page, ready to be filled with unforgettable memories.
Barolo, surely, is the protagonist of this unique context and its name attracts wine lovers, food lovers, and anyone who wants to simply get away and relax.
The aroma of this great Italian wine wafts through the air in this town where historical wineries, great names, and tradition merge.
In the heart of Barolo, you’ll find the Borgogno Winery. Founded in 1761 by Bartolomeo Borgogno, it is one of the oldest wineries in Langhe and Piedmont. In fact, during the celebrations for the Unification of Italy in 1861, Barolo of Borgogno was the wine served during the dinner.
In 1920, Cesare Borgogno took over the winery and introduced “crazy” and visionary ideas for the time; he decided to preserve the best vintages in the cellars. This strategy now allows us to have wines of excellence, which remind us of the history of this hilly region.
In 2008, the winery was taken over by the Farinetti Family under the guidance of Andrea.
Visiting the cellars of Borgogno, we can witness a great love for the land and for the fruits it offers, as well as great respect for the work and the protection of the sector.
In addition to Barolo and other great wines, there is a wine created to express a noble message, which deserves to be mentioned.
Because of a downgraded barrel of Barolo, the Borgogno Winery decided to call that wine “No Name” and put it on the market: it was a protest against the excessive bureaucracy that surrounds the world of wine and Italian agriculture.
This nameless wine became a success, both for its history and its characteristics: a delicate, light Barolo, capable of winning over any wine lover.
Autumn, the Langhe, and the chance to rediscover history all converge in Barolo, especially at the Borgogno Winery.
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Article and photo 1 by: G. Grenno
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