DOC

Boca

A wine whose origins stretch back as far as 1300 with Pietro Azario, chronicler from the town of Novara describing it “celebrated since ancient times”. Evidence shows that Boca was supplied to the Spanish Army that moved from Piedmont to dominate Lombardy.

The peculiar nature of the land around the hilly territory of Boca and Maggiora brings perfect conditions for growing the ancient Nebbiolo varietal as well as two other indigenous grapes like Vespolina and Bonarda Novarese. The D.O.C. designation of origin was recognized in 1969.

Features

Production area: municipalities of Boca, Cavallirio, Grignasco, Maggiora e Prato Sesia, province of Novara.

 

Varietals (%): Nebbiolo (locally called Spanna) from 70% to 90%; other varietals such as Vespolina and Uva Rara (a.k.a. Bonarda Novarese) are allowed either alone or in blend up to 30% maximum.

 

Colour: ruby, often with garnet reflections.

 

Nose: intense and persistent, floreal notes and spicy suggestions with a pomegranate finish.

 

Palate: dry and sapid, well-balanced and pleasantly tannic.

 

Ageing: minimum 34 months of which, 18 in oak according to the designation guidelines. The Riserva version requires a longer ageing time of 46 months of which 24 in oak.

 

Serving temperature: 18°-20°C

 

Best if paired with: main courses (risotto-based), meat (stewed),long-seasoned cheeses.