Appellation: Boca DOC
Type: Red Wine
Grape Varieties: Nebbiolo (85%) and Vespolina (15%)
The mineral composition of the porphyry soil together with the characteristics of the Nebbiolo grapes create in “Boca” a full expressive wine. Flavors are reminiscent of well-matured wood berries, tobacco and leather with hints of balsamic and citrus fruits. Power and silky elegance develop in the mouth which plays with a slightly noble-bitter finish.
Ages well from 10- 20 years.
Production area: The Boca wine region in Novara.
Vineyards: Situated between Valle Sesia and the lake of Orta in the Lower Alps.
Traversagna vineyards: 1300 to 1475 feet above sea level – 30 years old
Piane Vineyards: 1378 - 1500 feet above sea level – over 50 years old- Guyot training
Soil: mineral gravel, porphyry soil – highly acidic
Harvest: middle of October
Vinification: maceration on the skins for 30 days both in open wooden vats and in stainless with punching down 3 times per day. No yeasts added.
Fermentation: High temperature
Aging: Aged 60 months in big 2000 liter barrels; then 24 months in the bottles in the winery. Not filtered or refined.