2016 Boca DOC

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 85% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina

Vinification/Ageing: 15 days maceration with malolactic fermentation. 34 months ageing, of which at least 18 are in Slavonian oak barrels. Refining in bottle for at least 4 months.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Description:  An elegant nose of dark forest fruits, dried herbs, raspberry and leather. Fresh with gripping tannins and a long finish. A wine of great personality and character, from the tiny Boca DOC area.

"A fragrant blend of Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina, this linear, focused red has aromas of rose petal, alpine herb, new leather and underbrush. On the racy, medium-bodied palate, notes of white pepper and star anise accent ripe Morello cherry before a savory saline finish. Tightly wound fine-grained tannins and a backbone of firm acidity provide the ageworthy framework." - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast

"Carlone cultivates a few high-lying vineyards in Boca, although some of his grapes are sold to Le Piane. This is unusually deep in colour and has leafy, brooding raspberry aromas that are still reticent. Although sleek in texture, it's concentrated and dense, with some black fruit and chocolate tones. It's a Boca with unusual depth and power and has a long, grainy finish." - 91 Points, Decanter

"The 2016 Boca captures the purest essence of the appellation so well. Medium in body, with striking precision and tons of energy, the 2016 is just fabulous today. Blood orange, mint, spice and sweet red cherry, they all meld together in a wine of remarkable elegance and finesse. All the elements are so well balanced. Don’t let the wine’s weightless feel fool you, there is plenty of depth. The 2016 is exceptional. Don’t miss it." - 94 Points, Vinous

 


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