Bongiovanni Barolo Pernanno DOCG 2018 Red Wine – Italy
Municipality of production: Castiglione Falletto.
The hillside where our Nebbiolo vines are located is divided by a fissure running from the top of the hill all the way down to the valley below, creating two zones. The area to the right of the town of Castiglione Falletto is the one of the historical centre around the castle, while to the left of the main road leading to Castiglione is “Pernanno”, with a south-east exposure. The yearly temperatures, rainfall and other weather condition will determine the amount of Barolo produced
Grape: Nebbiolo for Barolo
Alcohol content: 14,5% – 15%
Vineyard area: 2 hectares
Soil type: clay with high loam percentage
Farming system: Low-Gujot
Average age of the vines: 40/60 years
Planting density: 4000-4500 plants per hectare, “old vines”
Time of harvest: around the last week of October
Maximum yield: 80 quintals per hectare, depending on the thinning
Production containers: stainless steel tanks
Aging containers: 225 liters French oak barrels; the percentage of new and used containers is determined
after the wine’s health and analytic assessment once it has finished fermenting. The period of permanence in the barrels also depends on the structure that the wine shows during ageing. The product specification currently calls for an ageing period in oak of at least 24 months
Clarification and filtration: none
Bottling period: summer of the second year or spring of the third year after the harvest
Suggested food pairing: main courses and cheeses
Select Nebbiolo grape from one particular plot within Bongiovanni’s finest vineyard are left on the vines for several extra days after the regular Barolo is harvested. This decision is only made in outstanding vintages and gives the wine additoinal finesse, complexity and longevity.
Open wine bursting with the radiant personality of the vintage. Soft, supple and harmonious through to the finish, the Barolo caresses the palate with layers of floral, spiced fruit. Oak, roasted coffee bean and star anise aromas lead the nose. On the palate, notes of fennel, licorice, mocha and espresso lend depth to a core of dried cherry while firmly delineated tannins provide the framework. Pairs well with cheese, lamb, beef and game.
About Cascina Bongiovanni
Azienda Agricola Bongiovanni is a family-run company founded in 1950 by Giovanni Bongiovanni, grandfather of the current owner, Davide Mozzone. In 1950, when Nebbiolo was planted it struck gold, yet at that time the wines were sold to other wineries. Today, the vineyard management and winery technology is avant-garde, albeit respectful of tradition and terroir. The Bongiovanni philosophy aims at minimizing outside intervention and maximizing character and goût du terroir, steering clear of stereotyped wines. Hugely concentrated, luscious, muscly and full-bodied reds have reaped unanimous accolades.
Bongiovanni is a sustainable winery.
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