Boroli Winery embodies the territory of the Langhe region with passion and dedication. The Nebbiolo vineyards owned by the company are located in two typical municipalities: Castiglione Falletto (Cascina La Brunella) and Barolo (Borgata Cerequio). All the production and aging processes of Barolo are concentrated in the wineries of vinification and aging at Cascina la Brunella, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto. This is why we have chosen, with this article, to delve into the history, characteristics, and territory in which the Barolo wine of Castiglione Falletto takes shape.
The history of Barolo from Castiglione Falletto
When we think of wine, we think of tradition, territory, research, and the dedication of winemakers. Producing wine means telling a story. Each bottle claims its own identity made of tastes and flavors, but the quality of a wine is not enough without a narrative, a precise imagery made of cultural heritage, places, cellars, and people. The Barolo from Castiglione Falletto has a story. The idea of producing a Barolo wine from the terroir of Castiglione Falletto arose as a result of years of study on the vineyards carried out by the Boroli estate. Through vineyard zoning and critical observation of the plots, certain parcels of land were identified that, due to environmental and cultural factors, were better suited to expressing the peculiar characteristics of the terroir and the production of Barolo from Castiglione Falletto. At the foundation of this wine is a desire: to transmit the unique character of the territory, making it recognizable to all Barolo lovers. But there’s more. Following various research in the historical archive of the town, the Boroli family discovered a document that testifies to the existence of Collina Brunella since 1624. Or rather, it tells the connection between the Brunella vineyards and the inhabitants of Castiglione Falletto. The wine produced by Cascina La Brunella was sold to the local people. This tradition has lasted for over 400 years and is now carried on by the Boroli family.
Castiglione Falletto: where Langhe excellences are born
The Langhe region is famous worldwide for the production of quality wines and precious food and products. Castiglione Falletto represents one of the most emblematic places in this renowned wine region. Here, the passion for wine and the art of viticulture have been passed down from generation to generation, keeping traditions alive and preserving an enological heritage of immeasurable value. In particular, the vineyards of Castiglione Falletto are famous for the production of Barolo wine, known as the “king of wines.” The soil rich in limestone and the privileged position of the vineyards provide favorable conditions for producing an extraordinarily high-quality Barolo characterized by intense aromas and a complex structure. The example of Boroli’s Barolo from Castiglione Falletto embodies the excellence of the Langhe region thanks to the care, dedication, and respect for traditional production methods and timelines.
Characteristics of Barolo from Castiglione Falletto
Barolo is characterized by a garnet red color with orange reflections; it is complex and intense on the nose. It is fruity, floral, with spicy notes. The organoleptic characteristics may vary depending on the type of soils in which it is produced, which can convey different shades and aromas. For Boroli’s Barolo from Castiglione Falletto, we recognize the spicy notes accompanied by fruity and floral hints. Its structure, with velvety and linear tannins, makes it truly recognizable on the palate. In general, the bouquet opens with an aromatic tone of dog rose, passing through raspberry, blood orange, and gardenia. The mouthfeel becomes savory and dense, with a persistent and precise aftertaste. It is a wine of excellent quality, the result of research, dedication, and a terroir with unique characteristics.