Vigneti Boveri Giacomo
Croatina DOC Firangiuli 2016 – Boveri Giacomo
From a historically excellent site known for producing the best Croatina in the region. The nose on this wine is elegant and complex, with fruity aromas of baked apples, cherries, plum and delicate notes of sweet spices. On the palate the wine is full-bodied with subtle, nicely balanced acidity.
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With roots in Colli Tortonesi dating to the early 19th century, Giacomo Boveri defines himself as a traditional winemaker. For five generations, the family has worked and perfected their agriculture talents in the province of Alessandria. Giacomo, accompanied by his wife Sara Bonadeo, took over the family holdings beginning in 1988.
In their small Piemontese corner, a special white grape variety, Timorasso, has been rediscovered. Beginning in 1987 with the winemaker/pioneer Walter Massa, the grape’s resurgence has encouraged other courageous producers to work with the lesser-known variety.
In addition to their work in helping the resurgence of this great white variety, Giacomo and Sara also cultivate Barbera along with a lesser-known local red variety, Croatina. All wines are hand harvested and see fermentation and aging exclusively in stainless steel tanks. The ‘Carassa‘ is 100% Barbera and is sourced from a 60 year old Vineyard. The ‘Firangiuli‘ is 100% Croatina from a 10 year old vineyard and also sees two years maturation in tank before bottling.
Croatina is a red wine grape variety found in several areas of central northern Italy, namely eastern Piedmont, southern Lombardy and western Emilia-Romagna.
As you’d probably guess from the name, It is likely that this grape variety arrived from Croatia. Well known since the medieval times, and widely used in blends (often in the Amarone) Croatina is making a great comeback and producing some fine wines as a monovariatal.