Barolo Riserva DOCG

The Bongiovanni farmstead dates back to the early 1950s, when it was purchased by Giovanni Bongiovanni. Giovanni planted a Nebbiolo vineyard where there had been nothing but untamed woodland. He struck gold, yet never bottled his own wine. When he died, the estate was left to his daughter Olga who grew to cover prime hillside vineyards of the Langhe for her own wines. Here, the family only planted native grape varieties and one noble international grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. A good number of innovations have come about thanks to Olga’s nephew, winemaker Davide Mozzone.

The Bongiovanni philosophy aims to minimize outside intervention and maximize character and terroir, steering clear of stereotypical wines. While not certified organic, the winery proudly participates in Piedmont’s Green Experience, which is a network of sustainable and organic growers.

The winery only makes the Riserva in exceptional vintages. The grapes are meticulously selected and vinified separately with an eye to creating a wine that will stand up to long aging.


Wine exported to

USA

Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Select

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

None

Aging containers:

Barrique

Container size:

225 L

Container age:

New to 4 years old

Type of oak:

French

Closure:

Natural cork

Organic:

Sustainable Farming

Vineyard location:

Castiglione Falletto

Soil composition:

Clay with a high percentage of loam

Vine training:

Low Guyot

Vine density:

4,000-4,500 vines per hectare

Exposure:

Southeastern

Years planted:

1960

Time of harvest:

Mid-October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

1,500

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Winemaker:

Davide Mozzone