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
Type of yeast:
New to 4 years old
Type of oak:
Clay with a high percentage of loam
4,000-4,500 vines per hectare
Time of harvest:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).