Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wine of the Week: Virna Barolo "Cannubi Boschis"

This week's Wine of the Week comes from one of our newest producers. Located in the prestigious historical wine village of Barolo, Virna Winery is named after the daughter of Lodovico Borgogno; who serves as head winemaker and is the first woman in Italy to graduate with a first class honors degree in winemaking techniques from Turin University. In its relatively short history, Virna has received high marks for their wines, and for the Cannubi Boschis Barolo in particular. This wine shows an elegance and grace yet still exudes a beautifully powerful persistence. Dried cherry aromas are followed by licorice, tar, road paving, rose and cola. We are truly excited to have the Virna Barolo in our portfolio!

The Borgogno family has owned vineyards in Barolo since 1720, and have always attached particular importance to the work carried out in the vineyards and the selection of only the best grapes. The Virna label was created in 2001, when Virna Borgogno became proprietor of her family’s estate. Today the estate stretches out over an area of around 12 hectares, producing wines from grapes grown on its own vineyards located in historic crus in the Barolo wine-making area. Though the wines are from different crus, each one represents the heritage and tradition of the Barolo region.


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