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Davide Carlone

Region: Italy-Rinascimento Wine Co.-Northern Calif. Only

Red Wine
2013 Croatina Colline Novaresi DOC
2010 Boca DOC , 75% Nebbiolo, 25% Vespolina

For centuries Boca has been held in immeasurable repute for its reds, once renowned among the Spanish military who occupied the Milan district. The wine's reputation still stands today, thanks to the special nature of the soils and the hillside sites on which the vines are grown, combined with the area's unique microclimate which helps produce quality grapes. The leading variety is the king of Piedmont red grapes, Nebbiolo (locally named Spanna), complemented by the indigenous varieties Bonarda di Novarese (Croatina) and Vespolina (known for their spicy character). Most of the vineyards are situated north-east of the town of Novara and east of the Seisa River.

A tireless worker, Davide Carlone took over the family vineyards in 1989 after working with his grandfather during the 1980s. This is a labor of love for him as difficult times have made it necessary to keep his weekday job in the family machine shop. Winegrowing is truly his biggest passion and many of his vines are over 80 years old. Non interventionalist farming and an equally hands off approach in the cellar are two of the choices that inform these fine, hand crafted wines.

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