About the Wine
“Barolo is more than one of the world's great wines and a partner to one of Italy's most varied and refined cuisines. It's an evocative landscape of gently rolling hills covered by a quilt of vineyards and topped by medieval villages with winding cobblestone streets and views to the Alps.” ~ Wine Spectator.
The Boroli family is a well-known Piedmontese family of entrepreneurs. They have ventured into the textile industry, then into publishing, and since the early 90’s they also embarked on their adventure in wine.
It all started with Silvano and Elena Boroli, (who were living a hectic, busy life between the textile and the publishing industry) felt like they needed a quiet and peaceful place; a project that would connect them with their land, and most importantly, their passion of fine wine and food, and so the restaurant Locanda del Pilone was born. The couple turned their farmhouse (which had already some acres of vineyard planted) into a luxurious hotel and restaurant, that’s still operating to date. Fun fact: The restaurant achieved a Michelin star, and its wine menu features mainly Boroli wines.
However, something was missing for the Boroli family: To produce their own wines. In early 2000, the family’s wine dream began, and today, this artisanal winery is run by Silvano and Elena and his 4 sons.
The vineyards are located right in the heart of Barolo, in Castiglione Falletto (Cascina La Brunella) and Barolo (Borgata Cerequio), these regions host the most famous historic Barolo crus.
The winery itself it’s a work of art, an ode to the Barolo appellation. It was designed by architect Guido Boroli, (one of the 4 brothers) and features a unique landscape that oversees the vineyards. The design has been published in major architecture and design magazines as one of the best combinations between tradition and innovation.
In the vineyard, the work is flawless. The family is focused on extreme quality to produce unique Barolo wines, their mantra is “Good work in the vineyard is the Genesis of superior wines” and they reflect that in their high-quality Barolos. To learn more about this amazing grape and the wines from it, click here.
Aging: 2 years in large wooden oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Nebbiolo. A clear ruby red color, with light orange reflections; intense and classic aroma, with a slight scent of wood and the presence of wild berries. A lovely and harmonious taste with scents of licorice and sweet tannins.
Starts out with floral and berry aromas and flavors, quickly giving way to tar, eucalyptus, and wild herb elements. Firm and tense, with dense, dusty tannins shoring up the lingering finish. Hands off for now. Best from 2023 through 2040. 1,040 cases made, 112 cases imported. ~92 Wine Spectator
This is always a precise and focused Barolo with dried cherry, floral and dried mushroom character. Medium to full body, polished tannins and a berry, tea and light leather aftertaste. Delicious now but much better in three or four years. ~92 James Suckling
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