Via Alba-Barolo, 147, 12060 Castiglione Falletto - CN

We met Alex and Dario Borgogno

Barolo Altenasso


The Langhe in Piedmont, a zone classified by UNESCO, covers an area of over 10,000 hectares and includes numerous municipalities and areas. One of these areas is Barolo, which extends into the south of Piedmont. It is in these lands that one of the world's finest wines is produced, the Barolo, a wine of great structure and longevity, often dubbed as the "King of Wines".  

Today’s destination: Cavalier Bartolomeo, located in the heart of Barolo. Its family, Dario Borgogno and his son Alex, are excited to take us around. Founded in 1924, nonno Bartolomeo started to produce wines from the grapes of his estate, discovering that there was something truly special and extraordinary to be found in them.

Today, the farm cultivates 4 hectares solely dedicated to Nebbiolo for Barolo. These include the vineyards of the Cru Solanotto Altenasso found on the hills of Castiglione Falletto and the vineyards of the Cru Cannubi San Lorenzo on the hills of Barolo. And as we admired the hills of the Cannubi San Lorenzo vineyard, we couldn’t help but feel in awe and wonder at the magnificent landscapes and views of this World Heritage Site.

Besides its optimal location, we were curious to know what makes this winery so special… Dario's response: “Our history, our choices, our sacrifices, our ideas and in particular, our passion and tenacity for the viticulture, the connection with our territory, and last but not least, the care of our guests in the cellar.”

Dario and Alex’s objective is simple — focus on the quality. In fact, the importance of this was evident to us. From the immaculate preservation and maintenance of the Nebbiolo vineyards, to the careful control of the vintages and the modernization of the equipment of the wine cellar, their attention to detail was remarkable.

But don’t just take our word for it. If you find yourself in the Langhe, discover and try new tastes and scents that will keep your senses tingling long after you leave. 

  • words by

    Nicole Poggi

  • photography by

    Eugenio Marongiu


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