Our winery also produces a small quantity of Barbera d’Alba with grapes which comes from the near village of Monforte d’Alba.
Barbera is a good red wine that has grown in importance over the years, it’s a “peppy” wine with a robust structure and it is one of a most characteristic Piedmont vine.
The work in the winery begins with the crushing of the grapes, followed by fermentation – lasting around 9 days for this wine, drawing off, and a further racking approximately 18 days later.
The wine is then stored prior to bottling in the following spring.
Colour: bright red with purplish highlights when young; deep ruby red following ageing.
Fragrance: intense and fruity; dry flavour and good body.
Taste: bitterish, though fresh, dry and well-bodied.
Temperature: 19 – 20°C.
Gastronomic’s combining: best served with strong-tasting dishes, red and grilled meats, game, and mature cheeses.
About the producer
Now in its third generation of producers, it is located at the intersection of the historic Cannubi and Brunate hills, emblematic areas where the Barolo DOCG is produced. They make wine according to the classic method and produce about 25,000 bottles a year. The wines on offer by the Borgogno family are: DOCG Barolo Brunate, Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto d’Alba and Langhe Favorita.