The area of production is exceptional for making great reds and sits at an altitude of 600m above sea level. And it is here that for over 50 years the Boccella family has been cultivating different Aglianico clones on ungrafted vines, working in a microclimate that includes cold winters when temperatures can easily fall below freezing. The late ripening of the grapes, due to the microclimate, results in harvest taking place during the first ten days of November.
They have just over three hectares of certified organic vineyards that have a clay soil and are surrounded by a dense forest of oak and olive trees. The winery consists of two buildings that face each other.
They only began selling their wines in 2005 and before then only made a limited amount of wine for family consumption while most of their grapes were sold to other producers.
The technical side of winemaking is in the hands of Sebastiano Fortunato, a student of Giacomo Tacis, who has been able to bring out the best from the fruit and this extraordinary terroir.
The wine is made traditionally with the grapes pressed by hand and the must fermenting in open vats at room temperature, while aging is done using 300? and 500? hl barrels with no filtration or clarification.
The result is a wine with a distinct balsamic imprint, bold to the point of being petulant, almost as if to underscore the cold temperatures the vines are subjected to and the difficult area man has had to dominate.
Those lucky enough to enjoy a glass of Boccella wine will experience, by tasting it, that “sense of beauty” revealed by its authenticity.
"Casefatte" Campania Fiano IGT – 2017
100% Fiano • Vines average Age over 20 years old • Altitude 650 m a.s.l. • Clayey-limey Soil • South-East Exposure• Destemming of the grapes, Soft crushing and 3 days on the skins in 10Hl plasctic-made tanks • The fermentation takes 20 days to finish • At least 4-5 months in stainless steel vats • At least 5 months of bottle fining
"Rasot" Campi Taurasini DOC – 2014
100% Aglianico • Vines average Age over 15 years old • Altitude 650 m a.s.l. • Clayey-limey Soil • South-East Exposure • At least 20-30 days on the skins in 10Hl plasctic-made tanks • At least 6 months in stainless steel vats and 30% of the wine is aged in 2nd passage 300l-500l oak casks • At least 6 months of bottle fining
Taurasi DOCG – 2007
100% Aglianico • Vines average Age over 40 years old • Altitude 650 m a.s.l. • Clayey-limey Soil • South-East Exposure • At least 20-30 days on the skins in 10Hl plasctic-made tanks • 18-20 months of elevage in 300l-500l oak casks • At least two years of bottle fining before the release