【#Guide for Wineries】Tenuta Boroli

【#Guide for Wineries】Tenuta Boroli

A Piedmontese family of entrepreneurs since 1831. Firstly, in the textile industry, then in publishing and now also in wine-growing.

Many family documents have survived thanks to the conservation and classification work of Don Carlo Pollina (1744-1799), the guardian of little Carlo Antonio Boroli, Silvano’s Great Great Great Grandfather.

Silvano married Elena Verri in 1968; they have 4 sons (Carlo, Guido, Achille and Filippo) who work in different fields, and now 7 grandchildren.

In the 1990’s after a long and successful career in the graphics industry Silvano decided to change his life by devoting himself to an old passion of his: the land, which for a Piedmontese can only mean Langa wines.

Achille, after graduating in business administration, decided to take care of the wine-growing and producing business and deal with food-and-wine connoisseurship. After gaining the Michelin Star with the Locanda del Pilone, with the 2012 grape harvest he decided to radically change the methods used in vineyards and vineries, aiming at total quality for Barolo and its crus.

Winemaking

The Baroli are crushed and destemmed; fermentation in steel at controlled temperature for 10-12 days, then submerged-cap maceration between 15 and 25 days depending on the cuvee, and successive racking and malolactic fermentation in small barrels at controlled temperature. After the malolactic fermentation, decanting in small and large wooden barrels for ageing no less than two years. Finally, bottling and refinement in bottles for no less than one year.

Boroli

Barolo 

Vine: 100% nebbiolo

The vineyards are in the territory of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Langhe and the Barolo area. The exposure is East, West and South-West; the soil is clayey and calcareous, with a depth on the marl of 0.5 metres. The rootstock is Kober/S04, with a density of vines of 4000/hectare and an age ranging from 6 to 35 years.

Barolo Brunella (monopole)

Vine : 100% nebbiolo

Brunella is a historic vineyard known since the seventeenth century and surrounding Cascina Brunella, located in the Western end of the Villero sub-area in Castiglione Falletto. Brunella cru vineyards are the monopoly of Boroli. They are characterized by a South/South-West exposure and a mainly clayey and calcareous soil with sand veins.

The vineyards are in the territory of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Langhe and the Barolo area. The exposure is South-West; the soil is clayey and calcareous, with a depth on the marl of 0.5 metres. The rootstock is Kober/S04, with a density of vines of 4000-4500/hectare and an age ranging from 6 to 35 years.

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Barolo Villero

Vine: 100% Nebbiolo

Villero is a historic vineyard (classified as 1st category cru), with a South/South-West exposure; in the territory of Castiglione Falletto at a height of 280-300 m. The soil consists of an approximately 1 meter deep marl-clay-silt substratum on the marl that retains well humidity. The result is a Barolo wine of great longevity, very classic and with a perfect tannic structure, alcohol level and structure balance. A real and unmistakable Nebbiolo grape variety.

The vineyards are in the territory of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Langhe and the Barolo area. The exposure is South and South-West; the soil is clay and calcareous, with a depth on the marl of 1 meter. The rootstock is Kober, with a density of vines of 4500/hectare and an age of 35 years.

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Barolo Cerequio

This very peculiar vineyard is in the territory of Barolo, has a South/South-East exposure and a height of 300 metres above sea level. The area is characterized by an extraordinary microclimate, which is ideal to develop and enhance the vineyard best qualities; the proof is that snow melts immediately and the elders call this place “Riviera of the Langhe”.

The soil is clay with blue marls and mild sandy limestone. Barolo Cerequio (classified as 1st category cru) was already considered a “top-quality area” for Barolo wine production in the nineteenth century by Lorenzo Fantini, a famous agronomist.

Cerequio extends over two virtually opposing slopes which, together, create an easy recognizable ridge. Of the two sides, the one which faces Case Nere is better exposed.

An wine of truly superior level. Only 5 producers bottle Barolo Cerequio. Boroli vineyard is between Angelo Gaja and Roberto Voerzio.

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