Wine Spectator Insider Report Spotlights Boscarelli
Wine Spectator was founded in 1976 and, today, is the world’s leading authority on wine. Wine Spectator’s Insider Report is a first look at the editor’s most exciting new wines. For the June 10th edition, the publication focuses the spotlight on Boscarelli Winery.
A Vino Nobile Family
Boscarelli was founded in 1962 by Egidio Corradi, a native of Montepulciano who made his career in Milan and Genoa as an international broker. His daughter, Paola De Ferrari Corradi, unexpectedly found herself in charge of the company in 1983 following the sudden loss of her husband, Ippolito De Ferrari, in a road accident. Today, Paola and her sons, Luca and Nicolò De Ferrari (pictured from left to right), oversee the winemaking and vineyard management, farming 59 acres of vineyards located mainly in the Cervognano zone of Montepulciano.
The Boscarelli Vino Nobile comes from a selection of parcels around the property, blending roughly 90 percent Sangiovese, with indigenous grapes like Canaiolo contributing the remainder. Il Nocio and Costa Grande are both 100 percent Sangiovese single-vineyard bottlings; Il Nocio has a southwestern exposure, while Costa Grande’s is northeastern. Sotto Casa comes from the original Boscarelli vineyard, planted in 1965. Today, the blend is 85 percent Sangiovese with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. All wines are aged in French and Slavonian oak barrels and casks in varying sizes from 300 to 30,000 liters.—Bruce Sanderson
In addition to the spotlight on Boscarelli, the June 10th edition also included reviews for several Boscarelli vintages.
Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2016
Expressive and harmonious, this red exhibits cherry, blackberry, violet and mineral aromas and flavors. Pure and elegant, with an underlying tension and intensity that drives the lingering aftertaste of fruit, stone and earth, showing a hint of wild herbs. Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Mammolo and Colorino. Best from 2022 through 2038. —B.S.
Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Il Nocio” DOCG 2016
Black cherry and plum flavors are shaded by iron, earth and soy accents in this compact red. The core of ripe fruit stands up nicely to the dense structure. Persistent and fresh on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2030. —B.S.
Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Costa Grande” DOCG 2016
Broad in profile, with plum, loam and leather notes allied to dense, assertive tannins. The beefy tannins hold court today, but there is a core of ripe, sweet plum, cherry and spice flavors. Decant now or wait a few years. Best from 2023 through 2038. —B.S.
Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva “Sotto Casa” DOCG 2015
Wild herb and loamy earth notes wrap around a core of plum flavors in this muscular red. Iron, sanguine and spice accents add depth as this plays out on the firm, chewy finish. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2037. —B.S.
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