Giacomo Borgogno 2020 No Name "Etichetta di Protesta" Langhe
The No Name line is a protest wine that was conceived when appellation authorities started to classify individual vineyards officially recorded in the Barolo DOCG registry. From a hot growing season, the Langhe Nebbiolo No Name is an easy-drinking red wine with ripe tones of wild berry, cherry and spice. This is a popular bottle that you often see served in various wine bars and restaurants around Piedmont.
"Baby Barolo from Premier Cru Vineyards"
Founded in 1761, Borgogno is the oldest continuously operating winery in Barolo. Cesare Borgogno expanded the winery's production in the 1920s and commercial success followed as he became one of the first winemakers from Piedmont to ship wines abroad. In the 1960s, Franco Boschis took over as manager until the Farinetti family bought the estate in 2008. Under Andrea Farinetti's leadership, organic conversion was initiated, and the winery began using only cement vats for fermentation, a return to the original winemaking style. All the wines are made at the estate's winemaking facility in Barolo village in an underground network of historic fermentation and aging rooms. Today, the estate includes 39 hectares with 31 planted to vine. These include five hectares of Timorasso and rows in some of Barolo's most storied vineyards including Liste, Cannubi, Cannubi San Lorenzo, Fossati, and San Pietro delle Viole. Made with long maceration times and minimal intervention, the wines are renowned for their traditional style and long-term aging potential, a favorite of Italian wine professionals and collectors. In the 1920s, Borgogno began holding back half of its production. Since 1961, more than 200 000 bottles have been preserved. Today, the winery continues to offer its clients library releases, including wines that are 20 years old. Borgogno probably has the largest Library Collection of Barolo old vintages of entire the Barolo area.