Description: Founded in 1761, Giacomo Borgogno e Figli is among the oldest names associated with wines in the Langhe region. The legendary Borgogno Barolos are classic in the history of Italian wine, and the estate has an extensive library collection. Giacomo Borgogno also works with other indigenous Piedmonte grapes like Freisa. Freisa is a blue-black skinned grape native to Northwestern Piedmont. Plantings in the region date back to at least the 18th century and DNA profiling reveals it has a parent-offspring relationship with Nebbiolo. The taste profile can be similar as well with perfumed notes of rose flower and sturdy tannins. Borgogno makes a light-bodied, dry style that is perfect for the spring/ summer months. Almost rosé-like in color with clarity throughout the wine, it drinks like Nebbiolo with notes of raspberries, rose petals, and a hint of root bitters.
Food pairings: Cheese fondue, beef tenderloin, charcuterie, mushroom dishes, pasta w/ meat sauce, etc.