Sori San Martino is the name of the vineyard from where the grapes for this wine come. Planted more than 70 years ago, this very steep Dolcetto vineyard was acquired by the family in 1986. Considered the best producers of Dolcetto, the Boschis consistently demonstrate their exceptional know-how. The Sori San Martino is a rich wine, elegant and intense, slightly tannic and with a lively acidity that keeps the balance between matter and alcohol. This wine received the highest rating ever awarded to a Dolcetto wine by Robert Parker. Unfiltered, about 5,000 bottles of this wine are produced each vintage. A wine that should to be missed.
Dark garnet color with purple highlights. The nose is intense and has rich cassis, blackberry and black cherry aromas. Full-bodied, the wine is elegant, well-structured and complex. The palate is silky with notes of black fruit, with a long finish with hints of almond.
Easily paired, it would be delicious with dishes with marked flavours and grilled meats.
Reasonable vineyard control practices. Green harvest. Altitude 500m above the sea. South-west exposure. Average age of the vines 70 years
Spontaneous fermentation with the skins of the grapes. Fermentation of about seven days at controlled temperature. Aging in stainless steel tanks for eleven months followed by bottling and three months of bottle aging before release
The story of the Francesco Boschis winery began in 1919 when Telesforo Boschis left the vineyards of Barolo to settle in the hills of the municipality of Pianezzo in the Langhe. It was in this village that their son Francesco, who would later develop the domaine, was born. Although the family has been growing grapes since they settled in Pianezzo it was not until 1968 that Mario Francesco and his son decided to vinify part of their harvest. Since the results were encouraging they kept at it, slowly perfecting their techniques. They started acquiring other parcels, such as Vigna dei Prey in 1983, Sorì San Martino in 1986, and ultimately Vigna del Ciliegio in 2001. Today, the wines are vinified separately to show the characteristics of each vineyard. The vineyards, with respect, fields and the surrounding forests are laboured and treated with respect. The manure used to fertilize the vineyard comes from a local farm creating a self-sufficient and balanced ecosystem. The majority of the vineyards at Francesco Boschis are planted with Dolcetto (80%), but they also grow some Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino and Sauvignon Blanc.
The subregion Langhe is undoubtedly one of Piedmonts’ most reputed with its famous Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti. The appellation is located in the south, about ten kilometers east of Barolo. The Nebbiolo grape was, and continues to be, very popular here as it produces wines that are slightly sweet and more fragrant than its Barolo and Barbaresco peers. However, the Barbera, a dark grape with high acidity, is gaining ground as it produces very elegant wines. The Freisa and Docletto grape varieties, able to ripen on the coldest sites and in the highest regions are also grown. This great grape variety provides Langhe wine growers the opportunity to make wines that reflect their terroir as accurately as possible. Some even work with international varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc with great results.
Langhe has many similarities with Burgundy. It is a winemaker country where wine and food form an indivisible whole. The area is a foodie paradise with its truffles, nougat, nuts, cheeses and meats. The majority of wineries and estates are family owned and run where the land has been worked with love for generations.
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