2016 Davide Carlone Boca

Piemonte, Italy

Deliciously underpriced Piemonte Nebbiolo from the tiny DOC of Boca.




About the Wine

A finely-tuned natural Nebbiol that shows a cool Alpine edge to its raspberry aromatics and leathery heart.

Though aged for the required two years in oak, this is a medium-weight, lifted Nebbiolo, with some other local varieties also in the blend - the volcanic soil lends lightness rather than weight.

Better value than its vaunted southern neighbours? Affermativa!

About Davide Carlone

In the outer rim of Piemonte lies the miniscule Boca DOC, home to David Carlone's fascinating wines. Nearer to Lake Maggiore than Barolo, this a somewhat forgotten area, which is thankfully reflected in the outstanding value his wines represent.

Carlone continues his family legacy, producing small amounts of three or four red wines each vintage, and some rosato.

Additional Info

From the Producer

The Azienda Agricola Davide Carlone has a strong family tradition that has been handed down from generations since the XIX century. Love for the land continues to relive thanks to the tenacity of the current conductor, Davide Carlone.

Blend : Nebbiolo-dominant, Bonarda Novarese, Vespolina and Uva Rara.
ABV : 13.50
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

Alpine herb, camphor and such ride high in the aromatics and flavour profile here, so you have to enjoy that, but under that there’s ripe cherry, raspberry, new leather, a beautiful brick dust tannin profile, firm almost glassy acidity, maybe some liquorice. Quite sappy and lively, with deep fruit to go. Finish is firm and long, bite of bitter herb in the aftertaste. - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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