Lodovico Barolo Sarmassa
Azienda Agricola Lodovico Borgogno
Italy - Piemonte - Barolo DOCG

Very deep ruby-red; still rather fresh nose, with hints of red berries steeped in delicate vanilla; dry, full taste, packed with body and structure combined with polyphenolic compounds that cater for lengthy ageing.

Grape-variety: Nebbiolo sub-varieties Lampia and Michet
Location: Sarmassa vineyard in the village of Barolo. The Sarmassa vineyard is facing south; grandfather Lodovico has always called it Africa, due to the very high summer temperatures.
Pruning: Guyot (6-8 buds)
Sun exposure: south
Vines/hectare: average 5000
Yield in grapes: 5-5.5 t/hectares
Year of planting: 1970/1980
Size of the vineyard: 0.5 hectare (1.23 acres) in the family since 1968 out of 33 hectares (81.5 acres) total for Sarmassa. 
Altitude: 250-260 metres

Nebbiolo is a native black grape variety of Piedmont that gives birth also Barolo and Barbaresco. The name ‘Nebbiolo’ derives from the word ‘fog’ and there could be two reasons. The first hypothesis traces the name of Nebbiolo back to the obscured, almost clouded appearance of the grape, covered with abundant bloom. The second hypothesis, more suggestive, is linked to the very late ripening of the grapes: the Nebbiolo grape harvest often takes place in late October, when the vineyards are enveloped in morning mists.

Barolo DOCG
Wine Type
100% Nebbiolo
Age of vines
Average 40 years
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Calcareous with Sand and Limestone
Crushing and de-stemming, maceration on the skins for approx. 15-20 days at a maximum temperature of 29-31°C. After drawing off and the first rackings, the wine is aged in Slavonian oak casks and small 500-litre barrels made of French oak (Allier) for around 18 months. It completes its maturation in stainless steel, prior to bottling; the bottles are then stored lying down for at least 6 months before labelling and shipping.
300 (9-liter cases)

Producer Information: Azienda Agricola Lodovico Borgogno

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 ...
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