Colli Tortonesi Timorasso DOC 'Derthona' 2016 - Borgogno

BRG-DERTHONA-2016

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The 'Derthona' by Borgogno is the fruit of the aging of at least 18 months of Timorasso: an ancient wine, brought back to life, characterized by power, structure, mineral complexity and other aromatic characteristics that suggest vast margins of evolution over time. Aging accentuates the aromatic note, the mineral one and the hydrocarbon, peculiarity of the vine.

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Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Type White Wine
Grape timorasso
Designation Colli Tortonesi Cortese
Alcohol Content 14% vol.
Formats Bottle of 750 ml.
Tasting Color: intense yellow. Bouquet: intense and complex, fruity aromas, a characteristic honey note. Taste: dry, warm and soft, good balance, balanced body and very persistent.
Food matches Appetizers, White Meat, Vegetables and Legumes, Aged Cheese
Service temperature 8° - 10° C.
Suggested glass Tulip glass very large
Vintage 2016
Packaging Bottle without box
Special Wines Nice Wine

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THE WINE

The 'Derthona' by Borgogno is the fruit of the aging of at least 18 months of Timorasso: an ancient wine, brought back to life, characterized by power, structure, mineral complexity and other aromatic characteristics that suggest vast margins of evolution over time. Aging accentuates the aromatic note, the mineral one and the hydrocarbon, peculiarity of the vine.

THE COMPANY

The name Borgogno has always been linked to one of the oldest wine producing houses in Langa and Piemonte. It all began in 1761 when Bartolomeo Borgogno established the cellar.

 In the years that followed, the stories of the company and our country often intertwined. In 1861, for instance, when the Unity of Italy came about, the Barolo di Borgogno was the wine chosen to accompany the celebration lunch of Italy’s official unity.

The absolute leading figure of the new century was Cesare Borgogno. The youngest of the five siblings, he took over management in 1920. A striking and charismatic figure, he immediately conveyed a sense of enthusiasm and brought about substantial innovations. The genius of Cesare gave rise to a tradition that today would seem utterly foolish: a portion of the wines of the best years are set aside and coveted away in the dark canteens for almost twenty years. And so began the collection of the best millennium of Barolo. Thanks to this intuition, this has become par for the course. Even today the cellars represent a rare moment in Langa’s history. In the second half of the 1950s, the refurbishment of the cellars was completed and the company took on the current name of “Giacomo Borgogno & Figli” in 1967. Upon the death of Cesare Borgogno in 1968, the running of the company passed to his granddaughter Ida and her future husband, Franco Boschis, who had both been closely involved in the operation, and then to their children Cesare and Giorgio.

2008 marks another significant step in the history of Borgogno: the company is taken over by the Farinetti family. 

The following years saw the completion of the major renovation of the main building that returns it to its original look; in keeping with tradition, no changes are made to the 1761 historical cellars. In 2012 Andrea Farinetti, having completed oenology studies, is at the helm of the company. 

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Colli Tortonesi Timorasso DOC 'Derthona' 2016 - Borgogno

Colli Tortonesi Timorasso DOC 'Derthona' 2016 - Borgogno

The 'Derthona' by Borgogno is the fruit of the aging of at least 18 months of Timorasso: an ancient wine, brought back to life, characterized by power, structure, mineral complexity and other aromatic characteristics that suggest vast margins of evolution over time. Aging accentuates the aromatic note, the mineral one and the hydrocarbon, peculiarity of the vine.