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1967 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barbaresco Riserva Antichi Vigneti Propri

Light capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8552453 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
sweetp $120 $120
$120
Item Sold Amount Date
I8552453 1 $120 Nov 27, 2022
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PRODUCER

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli

Borgogno was established in 1761 in Barolo, in Italy’s Piedmont region. It enjoyed an excellent reputation in the 19th century and was the official wine supplier for the dinner in 1861 celebrating Italy’s unification. In the early 20th century Cesare Borgogno exported to North and South America and in the 1960s the family changed the name of the company from Borgogno to Giacomo Borgogno e Figli to reflect the newer generations coming into the business. In 2008 the company was bought by the Farinetti family and the new owners made significant improvements to the cellars. Today the estate includes 60 acres in Barolo and the estate’s flagship wines are its Barolos, though it also makes Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Langhe Nebbiolo.

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.