Boroli Barolo Cerequio 2017

The Boroli family is a family of entrepreneurs, with roots in Piedmont dating back to 1831.  The family started their winemaking business in1997, when Silvano and Elena Boroli felt an ardent desire to step away from the pressures of their publishing business and reconnect to nature. Silvano and Elena grew the company until their son, Achille, stepped in to run the wine-growing and production business in 2012.

With the 2012 grape harvest Achille decided to radically change the methods used in vineyards and wineries, aiming for the highest quality in Barolo and its crus. He cut production levels, updated the winemaking technology, and focused on low intervention methods to raise the quality of the Boroli wines be on par with the finest Barolo wines. 

About the Vineyard

The Cerequio cru lies just across the valley from the Boroli winery in the commune of La Morra and is considered one of the most prestigious sites in the Barolo DOCG zone.  It is known to produce Nebbiolo wine of enormous elegance and finesse.

Wine Production

Cerequio is distinguished by a careful selection of grapes, precise destemming, and a long maceration with submerged cap. 

Tasting Notes

A clear bright ruby color with very light garnet red reflections; intense and persistent aroma of red fruit with notes of plum and cherry. A pleasant aroma of wood is noticeable after the fruity aroma, anticipating the full taste of a great wine suitable for long lasting life. A succulent, rich, full-bodied and pleasant taste emerges after the woody one, with the presence of slightly ripe red fruit.

Food Pairing

Thanks to its viscosity and body, Barolo is the ideal wine to pair with elaborate dishes and dishes like truffle dishes, meat dishes, pasta with porcini mushrooms, game, and aged cheeses. Cerequio is also perfect with dry pastries or chocolate.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Barolo DOCG
Vineyard name
Barolo Cerequio
Vineyard size
2 acres
Soil composition
Clay and Sand
Training method
1,246 feet
Average Vine Age
4.4 tons
Eastern / Southwestern
Total SO2
Year vineyard planted
Harvest time
First vintage of this wine
Bottles produced of this wine
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-15 days
Maceration technique
Submerged-Cap Fermentation
Maceration length
Malolactic fermentation
Type of aging container
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
Type of oak
Length of aging before bottling
24 months
Analytical Data
14 %
pH level
Residual sugar
0.2 g/L
6.29 g/L
Dry extract
30.3 g/L

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