The Boroli family from 1534 to today
It’s thanks to the efforts of Don Carlo Pollina (1744-1799), guardian of young Carlo Antonio Boroli, great-great-grandfather of Silvano, that the family documents have reached us.
The Vignolo family’s history in Castiglione Falletto began in 1500 with Bartolomeo Vignolo and his two sons, Cristoforo and Giovanni. As landowners, they contributed to the development of viticulture in the Langhe region, particularly in the Barolo and Brunella areas.
Experience that embraces multiple fields
Another significant document that we have come across is the heraldic emblem, featuring a crescent moon, a scimitar, and a rampant lion, symbolizing the merits gained during the Crusades, while the sun represents the abundance of the family’s resources.
In 1968, Silvano Boroli married Elena Verri; their union brought forth 4 children (Carlo, Guido, Achille, and Filippo), who are engaged in various fields, as well as 7 grandchildren.
After a career in the graphic publishing sector until the ’90s, Silvano decided to change his life, dedicating himself to his lifelong passion: the vineyards of the Langhe.
Achille Boroli and Locanda del Pilone
Achille, after earning a degree in business economics, chose to take charge of the winery and to dedicate himself to the food industry.
Following the Michelin Star recognition for the family’s restaurant Locanda del Pilone, with the 2012 harvest, he drastically changed the approach in both the vineyard and the cellar, aiming for the total quality of Barolo and its crus.
Culture and wine: many things in common, starting with quality. Total quality, constant, and with no compromise.
The work in the vineyard is the genesis of superior wines
From the terroir to the bottle, we focus solely on the highest quality in crafting our unique Barolos.
Our vineyards boast a density of approximately 4500-4800 vines per hectare, and the quest for quality begins with organic fertilization every three years, alternating rows every two. Depending on the year (warm, cold, rainy, dry), we skillfully encourage competition between the grass growing between rows and vines.
This controlled ground cover stimulates the vines to develop deeper roots and assimilate superior nutrients. During pruning, we maintain a limited number of buds per plant and minimize the use of chemicals.
Our primary goal in the vineyard work is to produce high-quality grapes, with a strict green harvest to concentrate quality in the select few clusters.
Our Nebbiolo vines for Barolo cultivate a generous leaf canopy that shields them from extreme weather conditions. Furthermore, we conduct meticulous cluster thinning during veraison and in July, two months prior to harvest, ensuring uniform ripening.
Our average production is 40-45 quintals per hectare for the Crus and 55 quintals for the classic Barolo, well below the maximum allowable yield of 80 quintals per hectare as stipulated in the Barolo production regulations.