Davide Carlone Boca 2016


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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): 85% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina

Localization: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting Notes: 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. 

The Story: Until a couple of years ago Davide Carlone was a ghost, someone known only to the producers in Alto Piemonte. Admired for the fruit he grows in his vineyards, which include the oldest Boca vineyard in existence and a 100+-year-old Croatina vineyard, he supplies many of the top wineries in the area with more than half of their fruit, for now…. When I first met Cristiano Garella he told me that Carlone was going to be the best producer in Boca. Carlone prefers to spend his time in the vineyard, but once you get him into the cellar and talking about his wines he has plenty to say; though he steers the conversation back to the fruit often. Yet another great part of Alto Piemonte is the fact that you can have someone like Carlone, who had remained unknown until a couple of years ago. Tiny production and he sells out very quickly. Everything is done by hand.