Cascina Boschetti Gomba Barolo Boschetti 2012
The 2012 Gomba Boschetti Barolo Boschetti pours a ruby red wine with garnet hints. Aromas of persistent and penetrating with scents of rose, licorice, and spices. The palate is elegant, full-bodied and austere with recurring olfactory sensations and a mineral spicy finish.
Pair this Barolo with wild game, roast and braised meats, dishes with truffle, mature hard cheeses.
Every day, from all over the world, tourists and wine lovers arrive in Barolo, eager to discover the beauty and secrets of the hills where one of the most famous wines in the world is born.
The neat rows and generous bunches of Nebbiolo that will strike the eyes of these curious visitors first are those of the Boschetti vineyards, the hill overlooking the red roofs of the village houses and the proud and superb battlements of the castle of the Marquis Falletti.
The most beautiful vineyards on the Boschetti hill have belonged to the Gomba family for years and the only Barolo Boschetti is the one signed by Sergio Gomba. Because if Barolo is the heart of the Langhe, Boschetti is the heart of Barolo.
Telling the story means revealing the results of a tenacious and capable life of work. A past life, in the last 26 years to cultivate a dream: the rebirth of Cascina Boschetti, right above the town of Barolo. A house and its vineyards, which Sergio Gomba's commitment has transformed into a beautiful estate in one of the most beautiful locations in the heart of the Docg del Barolo area.
A family team works with Gomba, from daughter Stefania to grandchildren Andrea and Giuliana. The home winemaker is the young Maurizio Delpero who has won Sergio's full trust.
Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.
The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo wine region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo wine, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.
There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.
On the eastern side of the Barolo wine region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soil types.
The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.