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Boschis Francesco ‘Sorì San Martino’ Dogliani Superiore DOCG 2015

Estate: The estate’s winemaking history began in 1919 when Francesco Boschis planted the first vines. Located in Dogliani, just south of Barolo, in Piedmont, northwestern Italy, today the estate is headed by Mario and Simona Boschis with their children Marco, Paolo and Chiara.  Outside of the family, there are no other employees. “The family prefers to keep their property small and to concentrate on the vineyards that are most suitable for Dolcetto and for the other varieties that are grown, such as Grignolino, Freisa and Barbera.” Farming is organic and sustainable, beehives flank the 11 hectares of vineyards. The family is known for their complex, powerful, age worthy wines.

The watercolors and engravings on the labels are from local artist Teresita Terreno. Each label depicts a particular season and distinctive feature of the family’s land. Sorì San Martino is released in the Autumn, the label depicts the turning colours of the grape leaves and the bronzed tone of the vineyard.

Winemaking: Hand harvested from 3 small vineyards on steep slopes in the San Martino cru [Sori] at 450-520 in elevation, with calcareous soil. Vinified and aged in stainless steel. Unfiltered. Only 500 cases produced.

Tasting Notes: Inky red violet in colour with aromas of cherry, blueberry, earth, mint and peppery spice. Wild berries, pomegranate, earth and spice are framed by fresh acidity and velvety tannins. Tangy dark fruit, mint and the characteristic bitter streak linger between each sip. Easy drinking and easy to pair.

100% Dolcetto
Vigne Sori San Martino
Dogliani Superiore DOCG
Italy
Estate Bottled
14.5% Alcohol
$17

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