2020 Borgogno No Name
Borgogno is one of the very first and probably the oldest wineries in Piemonte. The Italian winery strongly believes in the classical and traditional philosophy whatever its strength; for years, the observance of these traditions has been passed on to subsequent generations. Borgogno owns 13 hectares of vineyards, 9 of which are planted with the Nebbiolo grape. The wines are all vinified in a traditional way to produce unique and structured wines. The wines are produced sustainably.
The name No Name of this beautiful Nebbiolo does have a deeper meaning. To guarantee the quality of the wine in Italy and therefore also in Piedemonte, the wines are extensively checked by the authorities. That this can lead to bureaucracy, they discovered at Borgogno when they submitted their Barolo a few years ago to be allowed to bear the mention 'Barolo DOCG'. The harvest was bottled in stages and each time a bottle was sent in for checking. The first two bottles were approved, the third bottle was rejected. Because all three bottles contain exactly the same content, it was decided to bottle the wines under the name 'No Name'. The addition 'Etichetta di Protesta' is a reference to the bureaucracy. After this harvest they continued to make this wine. Borgogno No Name meets the required aging of a Barolo of at least three years, of which two years in wooden barrels. “
By the way, the Borgogno No Name is not that rebellious at all, but it is extremely tasty. The No Name is powerful, dark, ripe tannins and a relaxed sweetness. In the glass the wine is grain red as befits a good Nebbiolo. The wine has intense scents of vanilla, spices, withered roses. The "No Name Barolo" is full bodied with a soft and dry taste and a beautiful aftertaste.
Borgogno. See also their Barbera and Barolo. Is one of the very first and therefore one of the oldest wineries in Piemonte. Now, age doesn't always go hand in hand with quality, but here it does. Nebbiolo from the Langhe. Can't have a name. That's what it's called. It also says 'etichetta di protesta' on the label. The Borgogno family must have had a rough time with the magistrates over 'official regulations'. Grapes from another plot. Manufacturing method. Whatever. Happens often. And is then conveniently used as a nickname by the producer in question. Likewise here. For an otherwise not so rebellious, but extremely tasty and 'own' Nebbiolo. Powerful, dark, ripe tannins and a relaxed sweetness. But that should not have a name” Harold Hamersma in De Grote Hamersma 2016, rated with an 8.5
Borgogno. You would say… But no, just wine producer in Piemonte. And also one of the oldest. Makes fine Barbera and Barolo. And Langhe Nebbiolo. But this one does not have its official label, it is Langhe Nebbiolo, but has the addition 'etichetta di protesta'. Probably in dispute with the authorities about production methods or otherwise. See you often. It won't be the quality. Finished the trial bottle with large red from the oven with mushrooms. Without protesting”' Harold Hamersma in De Grote Hamersma 2015, rated with an 8.5
Borgogno is one of the very first and probably very oldest wineries in Piemonte. The Italian winery strongly believes in the classical and traditional philosophy whatever its strength; adherence to these traditions has been passed on to future generations for years. Borgogno owns 13 hectares of vineyards, 9 of which are planted with the Nebbiolo grape. The wines are all vinified in a traditional way to produce unique and structured wines.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch|