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Davide Carlone, Colline Novaresi 2018
Italy / Red

Davide Carlone, Colline Novaresi 2018

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

20+ year old vines are situated in Traversagne di Prato Sesia, the gateway to Boca. An expressive and accessible style aged 2 months in stainless steel except for 30% of wine is aged in Slavonian botti for 6 months and is then returned to steel tank for further aging. Only 6,000 bottles produced.

Notes from T Edward Wines:

"In his late teens, Davide Carlone (born 1968) worked a 1ha, old-vine Boca vineyard that was one of only three hectares still in existence. In this tiny appellation that once flourished, little remains of the once prolific vineyards that thrived pre-phylloxera.

Crafting natural wines, Carlone has been the guiding light of Boca, offering advice and growing for others while the appellation slowly gained traction. Today, he keeps a bit more of his grapes and finished wines for himself. This Boca spends nearly four years in cask with minimal racking. Nebbiolo has a unique expression when grown in Boca, in part because the soils and bedrock are primarily volcanic porphyry, which is an appellation specific trait because the hills of Boca are the remnant of a once active volcano."

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Boca
Region
Piemonte
Varieties
Nebbiolo, Vespolina
Farming
Organic
Soil
Clay with volcanic porphyry
Winemaking
Spontaneous fermentation, aged for 3 months in stainless steel, 2 years in 25 hL Slovenian oak botti, and 3 years in bottle before release.