Davide Carlone Colline Novaresi DOC Nebbiolo Davide Carlone Colline Novaresi DOC Nebbiolo Davide Carlone Colline Novaresi DOC Nebbiolo Download PDF

Winery Azienda Agricola Davide Carlone
Farming Practicespracticing organic
Trellis systemdouble Guyot
Hectares/Acres2ha (4000 vines per hectare)
Harvest Techniqueby hand in October
Year Vines Were Plantedaround 1935
Fermentationspontaneous fermentation in stainless steel / maceration 12-15 days
Malolacticnatural malolactic
Maturation2 months in stainless steel except for 30% of wine is aged in Slavonian botti for 6 months and is returned to steel tank
Sulfur80 ppm total
Finingcold stabilized
Item NoIT213
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Davide Carlone Colline Novaresi DOC Nebbiolo

Croatina is a unique grape variety that characterizes the terrain and weather of the Boca DOC, thriving in the calcareous-clay soils. The finished wine is pleasantly flesh on the palate and rather light. Croatinia is ready to be enjoyed when released. Dark ruby red and red highlights with an abundance of fruit on the nose

In his late teens, Davide Carlone (born 1968) worked a 1ha, old-vine Boca vineyard that was one of only three hectares still in existence. In this tiny appellation that once flourished, little remains of the once prolific vineyards that thrived pre-phylloxera. To understand how the landscape of Boca and neighboring Lessona, Gheme and Gattinara appeared in that era, simply replace these now mostly wooded hills with the vast vineyard extensions of the Langhe today. In fact, in that era the tables of Nebbiolo production were reversed with Upper Piedmont as the epicenter.

As local as local gets, Carlone -who has never been on a plane- has held tight to the tales of times past. Since the late 80’s, he has moonlighted to keep Boca alive, clearing woods and planting more and more Nebbiolo and Vespolina—a passion that predates those of a determined Swiss wine merchant and colleague who began to resurrect Le Piane in the late 1990’s.

Crafting natural wines, Carlone has been the guiding light of Boca, offering advice and growing for others while the appellation slowly gained traction. Today, he keeps a bit more of his grapes and finished wines for himself. The Croatina spends over a year in cask and the Boca nearly four, with minimal racking. Both Croatina and Nebbiolo are utterly unique expressions when grown in Boca, in part because the soils and bedrock are primarily volcanic porphyry, which is an appellation specific trait because the hills of Boca are the remnant of a once active volcano.