Where is Boca you ask? Boca DOC is in Piemonte and is one of the smallest and Northernmost appellations of Italy. Produceing Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Uva Rara, it is one of the most unique terroirs in the world. Influenced by the 2nd highest peak of Europe (Monte Rosa), the wines are vastly long aging, intriguingly earthy and splendidly complex.
A recent seminar was conducted by Professional Sommelier, Master Taster and North American Sommelier Association (NASA) Vice President Diego Meraviglia, a native of this region. We were in for a great treat, tasting these great Nebbiolos, known locally as "Spanna".
The Terroir of BOCA