Azienda Agricola Lodovico Borgogno
Italy - Piemonte

Founded by Lodovico Borgogno in 1950, the Estate is now run by 4th generation winemakers Virna and Lorenzo Borgogno. Virna was the first woman in Italy to have received her degree in Winemaking Technique (Enologica Tecnica) from the University of Turin in 1991. She creates magnificent wines, primarily from the Nebbiolo grape. Her Barolos are long lived, structured wines that should be appreciated throughout their long life.

The estate is located in Barolo at the center of the Langhe region. The winery sits at the foothill of Cannubi, which marks the dividing line between two different soil types - the Tortonian soil to the north and west (La Morra) is generally more compact marl mixed with sand, producing elegant, softer wines that are more approachable in their youth. The Helvetian soils, with loose, less fertile sandstone and limestone rich marl, are to the south and east (Monforte and Serralunga).

The vineyards spread over 12 hectares of the most important crus in Barolo:

Barolo Cannubi 1.5 ha (the word "Cannubi" means union in local dialect - union of two soil types)
Barolo Preda 1.0 ha
Barolo Sarmassa 0.5 ha
Barolo Cerviano Merli (Novello) 3 ha
Barolo San giovanni (Monforte) 0.5 ha
Barbera d’Alba 2 ha
Dolcetto d’Alba 0.5 ha
Langhe Nebbiolo 1.5 ha
Timorasso (langhe Bianco) 0.5 ha

Producer Details
Wine Production Area
Italy - Piemonte - Barolo DOCG, Langhe DOC
Lodovico Borgogno
Virna and Lorenzo Borgogno
30 acres (12 hectares)
Grape Varietal(s)
Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Timorasso
Annual Production