Rosso delle Langhe “Faletto” DOC

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.
Nearly every winery in the area has its own Langhe red, a wine that embodies the individual character, tastes, style and imagination of the grower/winemaker. Davide Mozzone’s goal is to create the most balanced, appealing and alluring wine possible, using native and international grapes alike, but all produced in the Bongiovanni vineyards under his watchful eye.
The vineyards are located in Dogliani and Diamo d’Alba and enjoy southwest exposure. After harvest and vinification, the wine is aged in barrique, partly new and partly used. The percentage of new and used barrique depends on the wine’s analysis after fermentation. The length of aging depends on the vintage, but lasts at least twenty-four months. It is neither clarified nor filtered.


Wine exported to

USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Singapore

Most recent awards

  • 2016 | James Suckling87
Grape Varieties:

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Nebbiolo and 20% Barbera

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Selected

Length of maceration:

7 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

no

Aging containers:

Barrique and stainless steel

Container size:

225 L and

Container age:

New and used

Type of oak:

French

Bottling period:

July

Aging before bottling:

12-18 months

Aging in bottle:

3 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

no name

Vineyard location:

Dogliani; Monforte; Castiglione Falletto

Vineyard size:

1 ha. Divided by 3 types of grapes

Soil composition:

Sand, clay, loam

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

320-370 meters (1,050-1,215 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

85/90 quintals reduced depending on the thinning

Exposure:

Southwestern

Years planted:

2001/2009

Age of vines:

10-15 years old

Time of harvest:

Late October

First vintage of this wine:

1995

Total yearly production (in bottles):

2,000-3,000 bottles per year

Tasting notes:

Very deep, purplish red color. The complex bouquet evolves from black pepper the first few years to more of a sweet yellow bell pepper. Full, clean and focused flavors, technically perfect.

Serving temperature:

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

Food pairings:

Goes well with meat-based first and second courses. It also pairs well with dishes featuring rabbit and bell peppers.

Aging potential:

8-10 years

Alcohol:

14% alcohol by vol.

Winemaker:

Davide Mozzone