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- Product number: 21815
A blend of wines from the most famous crus of Barolo. Elegance and fruit combine with power and full body, giving this Barolo intense notes of small red fruits, chocolate and vanilla in a fusion that surprises the palate. Elevage for 18-24 months in French tonneaux and large barrels.
Intense ruby red colour with a bouquet of red fruit and tertiary notes of oak and vanilla. Round and compact; visible tannins with splendid fruit. Complex and complete, full-bodied, intense fruity and round tannins.
It reaches its peak after 2-3 years of horizontal bottle ageing in a cool, dark place. It should be served at 17-18°C in tasting glasses.
James Suckling 2015 92
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate 2015 92
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate 2014 91
James Suckling 2014 91
To know more:
- Nebbiolo grapes and Lampia and Michet sub-varieties.
- grape variety: vineyards within the municipality of Barolo with south-south-east exposure, Guyot pruning (6-8 buds)
- density: on average 4500 vines per hectare, with a yield of 50-55 quintals per hectare
- years of installation: 1970-1980
- altitude: 250-260 metres
Vinification by crushing and destemming; maceration with the skins for 10 days in traditional vats with rotating blades. Rack and return to improve the extraction of polyphenols. Elevage in 300-500 litre barrels for about 18 months. Resting in steel tanks before bottling. Horizontal bottle ageing before packaging and shipping.
The village of Barolo is located in the heart of the Langhe, the most prestigious wine-making area in Italy’s Piedmont region.
The Borgogno family lives and works right here in Barolo, managing their own “Virna” state.
First woman in Italy whit a degree in enology.
A descendant of one of the most famous Langhe families, Virna Borgogno is the first woman in Italy to complete a degree in oenology and oenological techniques. In 1988, she joined her father Lodovico in managing the cellar.
The Borgogno vineyards date from 1720, while the modern estate was founded in 1950 by Enrico Borgogno. Nowadays, Virna and her sister Ivana have taken the reins of the estate wholly in hand, with Ivana looking after the administrative and marketing side of the business. In 2001, the estate was rebranded with the new “Virna” logo to reflect the major role played by women in the business.