Colour: ruby red
Tasting impression: red fruits aromas, silky tannins, smooth
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The vineyards owned by bosio family are in Tanaro Valley between the towns of Castagnole Lanze and Costigliole d’Asti where the nearby river provides a remarkable temperature during the ripening period, which is essential for the accumulation of compounds such as polyphenols and aroma. The fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks for about 6-7 days at a temperature of 23-25 ??° C using native yeasts to offer to those who taste this Barbera, the great balance and the olfactory sensations offered by this variety. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation ends, the wine is aged partly in steel vats and partly in large oak barrels to make the bouquet more complex. The period in wood lasts about five months to get a wine that offers the exuberance of the young wine and harmony of the wine aged. The wine is ruby red with purple hues. The fragrance is rich with black fruit, especially blackberry and plum, with hints of spice. The tannins are sweet and soft. The fresh acidity gives flavor and long aftertaste.
In the centre of the Langhe, among the hills celebrated in Cesare Pavese’s poems, you can find LUCA BOSIO VINEYARDS winery, in a world where technology and rural tradition coexist.
It was 1967 when Egidio and Angela decided to start a work and a life full of fatigue and satisfactions; like every good farmer Egidio started step by step, with humility and tenacity, not pretending to reach success immediately and knowing that working hard and paying attention to the quality of the products would have given him results.
Now, in the XXIth Century, the company includes 60 acres of vineyards, divided in the typical cultures of the zone. The plots of land are mainly in S. Stefano Belbo but also in Castiglione Tinella, Mango, Costigliole d’Asti and Castagnole Lanze.
The property of the company is only a little part of the entire panorama, in fact hundreds of farmer organizations give their grapes to our factory so we have a total annual production equal to 1000 acres of surface; grapes come from different part of Piemonte like Langa, Monferrato and Roero.
The main characteristic of our winery is the will of winemaking the grapes in loco, so we can follow directly the different steps of production. We first divide the parcels of grapes in big categories, according to their origin and then we create mini lots, each one with different features and specific wine destinations.
The company is continuing to grow and today is a real landmark in the wine scene of Langhe. It’s developing both the national and international market.
This success is the result of the dedication of a family that, from three generations, spend care, enthusiasm and time to reach special goals; today the soul of the business is Valter Bosio, a real man of the hills, bound to his roots but with an open mind that permits him to study the new situations and answer with tenacity, respecting ethics and territory.
Near Valter there is his wife Rosella, that shares with him joys and sorrows, victories and defeats; she manages the administration of the business.
The future of the company is in Luca’s hands, Valter and Rosella’s son, graduate winemaker. He brought a wave of freshness and novelty both in technical and commercial areas. After the success of his innovative and progressive ideas, under the constant support of the family, the company has taken the name of LUCA BOSIO VINEYARDS.
Obviously, such a big and international company, with a production so diversified, needs the help of first class technicians: technical team comprehends the oenologist Rossano Abbona, forty-year old, that looks after the legal and bureaucratic sector and the enotechnician Marco Icardi, almost thirty-year old, that daily manages the process of winemaking and the preparation of the wines in the different phases.