Langhe Nebbiolo DOC “il” 2016 – Virna Borgogno
Bright ruby red colour that fades with ageing; delicate fruity scent reminiscent of raspberry and violet and becoming ethereal as it ages. Flavour dry, harmonious, with a good body, that with the ageing becomes soft, velvety and with good persistence.
The Nebbiolo il Virna Borgogno is made of 100% Nebbiolo grapes (Lampia) from vineyards on an altitude of 350 meters above the sea level and a soil predominately of clayey-limestone. The Nebbiolo il Virna Borgognois manually harvested and the selection of the best butchers starts in the vineyards. The wine goes under a soft pigmentation, fermentation with maceration at a maximum temperature of 26-30 ° C for 10-12 days; 2-3 daily replacements to leach the merc. It is then aged for one year in oak barrels and left in the bottle for at least 6 months laying down.
Virna Borgogno represents the last generation of the family and in 1991, the first woman in Italy, she graduated from the University of Turin in enological techniques. In 2001 the company was also renewed in the image with the inclusion of the VIRNA logo on the label and to identify the company of which Virna becomes the owner and responsible winemaker assisted by his sister Ivana. This change in image is to represent the female presence in the company and in particular, we want to make it clear that behind the wines produced there are people who put all their “knowledge” and their commitment into it.
The village of Barolo lies in the centre of the Langhe, the most prestigious wine-growing area in Piedmont. Borgogno’s family lives and works here in Barolo, on their “VIRNA” estate.
Today the “Virna” estate stretches out over an area of around 12 hectares, producing wines from grapes grown on its own vineyards located in historic crus in the Barolo wine-making area: Cannubi Boschis, Preda, Sarmassa, Cerviano Merli and San Giovanni. As well as Barolo itself, the company also produces Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, and a blend known simply as Langhe.