Grower

Bovio

 

Winemaker

Matteo Franchi

Location

📍 La Morra, Piedmont, Italy

Size

8.5 hectares

Established in

1970s

Grapes

Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto, Chardonnay

Specificity

Third generation’s family estate

 

It was in the 1970s that this traditional estate’s wines really started to gain a profile, as Gianfranco Bovio, having taken over from Dad Alessandro, undertook a proper revamp of the cellars. Futhermore, he recognised the differences in ‘terroir’, seeing that the 3 plots close to the winery in Annunziata (Arborina, Gattera and Rocchettevino) not only produced different styles of Nebbiolo to each other, but also contrasted with their holding in Castiglione Falletto (Parussi). His canny mantle has been inherited by daughter Alessandra, and with young winemaker Matteo Franchi at the cellar’s helm, the wines are just getting better.

 

Barbera d’Alba, Il Ciotto, Bovio, 2019
A distinctive Barbera, coming, as it does, from the single plot of Il Ciotto, rather than being a ‘house’ blend.
£14.50
Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Style
Fruity & Balanced
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Barolo, Rocchettevino, Bovio, 2015
Textbook definition of the Nebbiolo grape, fresh rose-hip nose, high-toned black cherry fruit.
£37.50
Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Style
Classic & Savory
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