Poderi Boscarelli: Estates rich in history and character
The story began in 1962 with founder Egidio Corradi’s dream of producing a noble wine that exalts the aromas and flavors of his native land while imparting the elegance he loved.
Born into an old Poliziana family in the Montepulciano region of the Siena countryside, he later graduated with a degree in economics and business. He spent most of his life working as an international broker in Genoa and Milan.
But his infinite passion for wine and deep knowledge of his home region induced him to buy two semi-abandoned small farms in Cervognano of Montepulciano, a stunning corner of old Etruscan Tuscany. The ancient soils had long been cultivated traditionally with different annual crops and small vineyards.
Egidio’s dream and vision were embraced and invigorated by his daughter Paola and her husband Ippolito De Ferrari. Driven by their strong determination and dedication, they started Poderi Boscarelli in the ’60s. The development that followed brought renewed life to the age-old farming estate as Paola and Ippolito planted their first specialized vineyards at a density of 3,500 plants per hectare. They also built the first winery by renovating and adapting old stables.
The original spirit of the estate has now passed to the third generation of the family. Each day Luca and Nicolò De Ferrari, sons of Paola and Ippolito, bring that same passion to wine production as they work to infuse each bottle with the aromas and flavors that Grandpa Egidio loved and searched for. Luca and Nicolò reselect and replant vineyards that continue to express the scents and range of characteristics of the incredible land that nurtures them.
Grape Variety: 90% Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile and 10% Mammolo
Prugnolo is a wine in which we try to enhance the freshness of the fruity notes of Sangiovese combined with spicing from the Mammolo variety.It is produced by selecting grapes from young vines with the richest perfumes and less-mature structure. In search of pleasure, we are careful not to fall into banality.
Grape Variety: 85% Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile, 15% Colorino, Canaiolo and Mammolo
Wild berry, dark culinary spice, purple flower and a whiff of aromatic herb are some of the aromas you’ll find on this vibrant red. The elegant medium-bodied palate shows pomegranate, tart cherry, clove and star anise alongside bright acidity and polished tannins. Drink over the next several years.
Grape Variety: 88% Sangiovese Prugnolo Gentile, 12% Colorino
Poderi Boscarelli’s Nobile Riserva DOCG 2013 gleams with a sparkling, rich ruby red with garnet-red highlights. On the palate, soft tones of dark berries and a fine fragrance of cherries. On the palate, a firm structure with well bonded, silky tannin and an agreeable acid note. Long, alluringly fruity finish.
Grape Variety:100 % Sangiovese
This wine represents a pure expression of Sangiovese. The 2013 Poderi Doscarelli Nobile DOCG ‘Il Nocio’ is a broad and compelling red wine with an interesting sense of volume and length. The wine’s mouthfeel is like an hourglass; with a moment of largeness followed by a pause and then more volume once again on the close. Aromas include dried cherry fruit, blackberry and moist earth.