Producer: GIACOMO BORGOGNO & FIGLI
Borgogno is arguably the oldest, and most iconic, Barolo winery still producing today. The history of the estate goes back over 250 years and is tied closely to major cultural events of the country. The wine of Borgogno was served at a dinner to celebrate the Unity of Italy in 1861. The original cellars, built in 1761, are certainly the oldest in the region, and are home to a somewhat unique approach to stock ageing. Unlike most producers, who will release a single vintage only once, Borgogno will keep back a high percentage of their Barolo Riserva’s to be cellared. In 1920 Cesare Borgogno began this practice, by setting aside 20,000 bottles of a great Barolo vintage for extended aging in their cellar. The stock goes back over 50 years, and today the cellar contains over 800,000 bottles with the oldest vintage being 1961.