Pierangelo & his wife Elisa, along with their children Gaia, Niccolò, & Mathilde, own 10 hectares of vineyard Boiolo right in the heart of the La Morra versante, in the borgata of Boiolo.
But the story began in 1898, sempre in Boiolo, with the birth of Pietro Bosco to Constanzo e Margherita. In 1948 the family replanted the vineyards, & in 1968 Pietro’s son Costanzo expanded the domaine to 3ha. And then it was Pierangelo’s turn (son of Costanzo!), who from 1994 enlarged their smallholding to 8ha, renovating the old cascina, & in 2004 beginning to bottle a small percentage of their fruit/c. 2,500 bts of Barolo Boiolo.
Skip forward to 2018 when Pierangelo & his wife Elisa were (officially) joined at the cascina by their eldest daughter Gaia, who attended Alba’s Umberto 1 Wine School from 2006-12, before gaining valuable experience working alongside other Barolo producers both in La Morra & Serralunga d’Alba.
Their approach is classical, both in the vineyards & cantina, which lies in the centre of their 10 hectare plot; a magnificent old gelso/mulberry tree stands guard in front of the house/cantina overlooking their vines. Gaia likes to ferment their Nebbiolo da Barolo in stainless-steel using wild yeasts, just pumping over for a month on the skins, no cappello sommerso/submerged cap, the age them in 25HL botti grande (Garbellotto & new Klaus Pauscha) for two years, bottling the wines without clarification & only a light, cautionary filtration. They make Barolo Boiolo from c. 20 year old vines, & in some years a Riserva Boiolo from a prized plot of up to 70 yo vines, that sees 60 days maceration.
They make a fine Nebbiolo d’Alba from vines in the Roero comune of Santa Vittoria, & in vintage 2021 Gaia made a pulsating 100% whole bunch Langhe Nebbiolo! And in 2022 she vinified a small quantity of dry Langhe Bianco from a tiny plot of Viognier high up in the Alta Langa comune of Albaretto della Torre.
The Boiolo MGA sits between Rocche dell’Annunziata & Brunate, & their vineyards lie at the heart of the MGA at between 350 & 400m asl on benchmark La Morra laminated calc clay soils rich in manganese over marne Sant’Agata fossili bedrock, facing ESE, giving full, structured, fleshy wines with good acidity. Their vines are perched above the borgata of Torriglione & run adjacent to the confini/border with Rocche dell’Annunziata.
Langhe Viognier Bianco
Barolo Riserva Boiolo