Castellero is the name of the cru located between the towns of Barolo and Monforte d’Alba.
Vinification of the nebbiolo grapes is carried out in the Borgogno family winery in Barolo and begins with the crushing, followed by the traditional fermentation of about thirty days.
The whole set-up of this Barolo is strictly traditional, with fairly long macerations followed by an aging of at least eighteen months in 30- or 50-hectoliter oak barrels and an additional bottle aging of about six months before release.
It is a wine that can be appreciated as early as a few months after bottling, but it will continue to improve and develop its elegance as the years go by.
A beautiful, very intense ruby-garnet red.
It is pleasant and delicate with hints of wilted rose and notes of licorice and vanilla given by aging in wood.
You will perceive it as velvety, dry, round, rich and balanced in body and structure.
The most classic pairings are risottos, fondue, game, red meats and meat dishes in general (roasted, grilled or spit-roasted).
It is true that Barolo is not a dessert wine, but a meditation wine, however chocolate and hazelnuts highlight its incredible aftertaste.
Silvia and her family recommend you try it with baci di dama (lady’s kisses) and hazelnut brutti e buoni (lit. ugly but good), dry sweets typical of our area.
The right context? On winter evenings, in front of a lit fireplace, while reading a good book.
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C.
It’s your guy if…
…You prefer complex and refined wines.
Claire de lune – Claude Debussy
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Now in its third generation, the Francesco Borgogno winery is located at the intersection of the historic Cannubi and Brunate hills, emblematic places for the production of Barolo DOCG. The wines, about 45,000 bottles a year, are vinified according to tradition. Read more
Product Name: Barolo Castellero DOCG
Country/Region: Italy – Piemonte
Alcool percentage: 14.28 % vol.
Sugar rate: 0.46 g/l
Number of bottles produced: 4,000
Method: the whole approach of Barolo Castellero (cru between the communes of Barolo and Monforte d’Alba) is strictly traditional, with fairly long macerations followed by a long aging (at least 18 months) in 30- or 50-hectoliter oak barrels and a further bottle ageing of about twelve months before release. It is a wine that can be appreciated just a few months after bottling, but will continue to improve and develop its elegance as the years go by
Temperature: 25 – 27 °C
Lenght: 25/30 days with skins
Aging: in oak barrels
Age of barrels: 10 years
Wood type: oak
Barrels type: big barrel
Toast level: medium
Aging time in wood: 18 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months
Empty bottle weight: 450 g
Date of bottling: March 2023
Aging potential: 10 years
Cork size: 26×44 mm
Cork material: natural cork
Bottle type: bordolese
% of Grape / Cépage: nebbiolo da Barolo 100%
Soil: clayey – sandy
Agricultural method: sustainable agriculture with adherence to the SQNTI specification
Year of plantation: 1980
Date of harvest: October 2018
Type of harvest: by hand
Dry extract: 26.6 g/l
Total acidity: 5.06 g/l (tartaric acid equivalent)
Volatile acidity: 0.54 g/l (acetic acid equivalent)
Total SO2: 89 mg/l
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