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Why to buy: A blend of grapes collected from the most exceptional small vineyards throughout the Barolo and La Morra counties, this “No Name” Nebbiolo is a stunning example of how the Borgogno Estate blends wines with perfect balance.
Backstory: All wines from this historic house boast impressive resumes. Borgogno was poured at the official dinner celebration of the Italian Unification in 1861, and in 1886, the wines were selected to welcome Czar Nicola II Romanov on his official visit from Russia. Many estates recondition their library wines but Borgogno’s vast collection, which predates the second world war, makes their process unique: after decanting them and removing any sediment, Borgogno tops the bottles of with the same library vintage, whereas most other houses rely on a current release.
Nose, palate and pairing: Intense, garnet red color with a palate that’s dry, velvety, full bodied and long. This is a red meat wine; pair it with a perfectly cooked Porterhouse, juicy grilled burgers, or a Sunday rib roast.
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Brand: Gilt Wine