Music, literature, cinema, tastings, events and lively discussions about wine: all of this and much more took place at Collisioni 2017, the Agrirock festival that has been held in Barolo for the past nine years and sees hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts come to discover the charm and taste of the Langhe.
The three-day festival also hosted the Wine Project, an initiative begun six years ago by Ian d’Agata with the aim of informing sommeliers and international wine experts about the great wines of Piedmont and the Italian regions involved in the project.
Boroli also participated in the project, and on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, had the honor of hosting some twenty journalists and experts. We went with them to Castiglione Falletto, to the Cascina Brunella, where we had the opportunity to taste our wines and to present our great rediscovery, the Barolo Brunella cru.
We then moved on to the Locanda del Pilone in Madonna di Como, where we enjoyed a wonderful view of the Langhe, the dishes of the Michelin star chef Federico Gallo: tonno di coniglio (boiled rabbit soaked in oil, onion, and cloves) with sweet Italian peppers, lemon, taggiasca olives and a cream of sweet garlic; Fillet of Fassona Beef in a crust of hazelnuts, potatoes and cold Dutch cheese with mustard; Ricotta and pears and a small pastry. Each dish was accompanied by our wines, which were tasted in the following order: Barolo Cerequio 2013, Barolo Brunella 201, Barolo Villero 2013, and Chardonnay Bel Amì 2014.
We would like to thank all of our guests: Laura DePasquale, Bernard Burtschy, Anna Baranova, Wai Xin Chan, Vanessa Green, Eric Guido, Kirk Peterson, Snezhana Revchuk, Richard Sagala, Ruben Sanz Ramiro, Gianpaolo Paterlini, Elise Vandenberg, Arlene Oliveros, Margaret Spillane, Hugh Preece, Mitchell Davis, Alexandra de Vazeilles and Rocco Lettieri.
And, of course, our special thanks to Ian d’Agata for allowing producers such as ourselves to present and promote our excellent products to the world.