Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Alto Piemonte Gems from Santuvario.
Ivano Barbaglia


Boca is one of Italy's smallest viticultural regions, with just 30 hectares planted and 15 eligible for the DOC. Though densely planted with over 1000 hectares as recently as the 1930's, it was down to only 10 by the early 90's. In an all too familiar tale, factory jobs led many farmers to progressively abandon their land (sadly, those same jobs are also long gone.) Today, in large part due to the wines and promotion of Boca by Swiss visionary Christoph Künzli, the area has seen an uptick of new talent.


Vino Rosso "Santuvario"
Soil: volcanic porphyry
Grapes: 50% Nebbiolo, Croatina, Vespolina, Uva Rara (blend varies)
Exposition: East to West
Vinification: co-fermented in stainless steel, 14 day maceration, aged one year in large wood cask.


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