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Davide Carlone

Boca ,
Alto Piemonte, Piemonte, Italy

About the producer

Carlone diligently tends to his vineyards using organic practices, prioritizing sustainability and environmental stewardship. While he retains a small portion of the fruit for his own use, he sells off a significant portion to Le Piane, contributing to the production of their renowned wines. With this prized fruit, Davide meticulously crafts a limited quantity of naturally made wine, celebrated for its exceptional character, complexity, and exquisite concentration. To infuse a fresh perspective into his winemaking, he has enlisted the expertise of consultant Cristiano Garella, who brings a youthful vigor and innovative approach to the region.

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The focal point of Davide's wines revolves around three grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Croatina, sourced from 100-year-old vines. In Boca, both Croatina and Nebbiolo exhibit utterly unique expressions due to the cooler climate and distinctive terroir. The soil in Boca predominantly comprises volcanic porphyry, as the hills in this small area are remnants of a once-active volcano.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

Organic but not certified

Total area under vine

7 Hectares

Location of vineyards

Traversagna di Prato Sesia, Montalbano di Boca

Soil details

Manly clay with volcanic porphyry

In the Cellar

Yeast utilized

Wild yeasts utilized for all wines

Filtration stabilization

Cold stabilization, no filtration

Fermentation & aging vessels

Fermentation and aging takes place in a stainless steel and French barriques for the red wines

Additional notes

Winemaker

Davide Carlone

Winemaking style

A pioneer and torchbearer for the region, Davide embraces the rich heritage of times past, weaving tradition into the fabric of his winemaking philosophy. He adopts a traditional approach with his wines, endeavoring to intervene as minimally as possible, allowing the true character of the grapes and terroir to shine through.

Wines produced

Selmu, Mariapia, Nebbiolo Rosato, Concia, Croatina, Vespolina, Nebbiolo, Boca, Boca Riserva ‘Adele’

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 28,000 bottles are produced

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