[Cellar Talks] S06E04 Boscarelli – Montepulciano

As part of our special project ‘Tuscany a Journey through Five Lenses’ we are bringing you 5 brand new episodes of your beloved talk show, live on Instagram. 

On Friday the 17th of November we are broadcasting the fourth episode of this series, which will take you to the Tuscan mountain village Montepulciano. Our guests are two brothers this time, Luca and Nicolò De Ferrari from Poderi Boscarelli

Montepulciano is the home of Vino Nobile Montepulciano, a royal wine with a long history and strong identity. For centuries the red wines from this village were ranked amongst the best in Tuscany and were served on the dining tables of Tuscan nobility, hence the addition ‘Nobile’. 

About Poderi Boscarelli

Poderi Boscarelli started in 1962 in Cervognano of Montepulciano, being founded by Egidio Corradi and later ran by his daughter Paola and her husband Ippolito de Ferrari. These days their sons Luca and Nicolò De Ferrari are at the head of this highly praised winery that spreads over 22 hectares of vineyards. 80% of which planted with Sangiovese and the remainder with some other native varieties (Mammolo Canaiolo and Colorino) and some international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet.

The winery has evolved its practices over the years, transitioning from concrete to barrel fermentation and returning to natural yeast fermentation in 2001. Known for its classic Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, the winery also produces a Riserva blend, incorporating international grape varieties. Poderi Boscarelli’s focus on quality and tradition showcases the rich heritage and distinct characteristics of Tuscan wine.

About Montepulciano

The Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) Montepulciano Vino Nobile is a distinguished title bestowed upon one of Italy’s most esteemed wines, showcasing the rich winemaking heritage of the Montepulciano region in Tuscany. The region’s star wine, Montepulciano Vino Nobile, traces its roots back to the early 17th century in the Tuscan town of Montepulciano. It was first mentioned in 789 A.D. in a document from the church of San Silvestro, and by the 20th century, it had gained international fame. In 1980, it was awarded the prestigious DOCG status, affirming its quality and authenticity.

The Vino Nobile is primarily made from the Sangiovese grape, locally known as Prugnolo Gentile. The DOCG regulations require at least 70% Sangiovese, with the option to blend in other local varieties like Canaiolo and Mammolo. The wine must be aged for a minimum of two years (three years for the riserva category), including one year in oak barrels. This aging process is crucial for the development of the wine’s complex flavors and aromas.

About the Tasting

During the show we will be drinking the 2013 vintage of Boscarelli’s Il Nocio, together with Luca and Nicolò. An icon vintage of this Boscarelli’s flagship wine. We reviewed the 2019 vintage of this wine earlier, awarding it with a 95-point DWA score. You can read this review here.

This interview is free to watch, no registration needed. Just tune in and prepare your questions if you want to learn more about Boscarelli and Montepulciano. 

  • Date: Friday the 17th of November
  • Time: 20:00-21:00h CET
  • Place: Instagram Live 

Edit: to watch the recording of the full interview click here.

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