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Giacomo Borgogno

Langhe Freisa Borgogno 2017

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2017
  • ABV: 13,5%
  • Origin: Piemonte/Italy
  • Grapes: Freisa

Description

Established in 1761, by Bartolomeo Borgogno, this estate was one of the first producers in the area; however, it was in 1920 when Cesare Borgogno took over management that the winery's direction and destination was really changed forever. Cesare started to export his wines but also had the vision to keep aside at least half of the production, with the idea of releasing it after a minimum of 20 years ageing. Due to this decision, Borgogno has an unprecedented collection of older vintages held back in their cellar. Today, the estate is managed by Andrea Farinetti after it was acquired by his family in 2008. This young winemaker is combining both the history and traditions of this estate with a modern approach. The result is absolutely fantastic wines. In respect of the Earth, Borgogno does not use chemical fertilizers or herbicides in conjunction with sustainable treatments. They began their conversion process to organic farming in 2016 and intend to be Certified Organic in the very near future.

Freisa is a red grape variety indigenous to Piemonte and is related to nebbiolo. It is known for producing light wines and like nebbiolo it typically has high acidity and high tannins. Ruby red colour, fragrant fruit driven nose with aromas of red fruit, strawberry and rose. Wine is fresh and light bodied, red fruit and bitter almonds, with a pleasant grip from tannins on the finish. Good length. 

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