ABOUT US

The Boccafolle estate is located on a high plane that spans between the rivers Occido and Esaro and that is bordered on its North-West edge by the chain of rock mountains Pollino. The characteristics of the site guarantee an ideal microclimate for the cultivation of the vines: cool, dry and mildly ventilated. On the hills of their historic estate the Bruno family re-established the winery Boccafolle in the early 2000s. Since then, the mission of the company has been to restore vintage family vines whose origin is intimately linked to the wine region of Alta Calabria. The winery has focused on the high quality of its products, monitoring the entire production cycle: from the selection and planting of the vines through cultivation and harvest, until the production of the wine and its refinement in barrels and bottles.

WINES

MAGLIOCCO 2016

 

 

This red wine derives from the vintage vines of Magliocco and Greco Nero of the Boccafolle estate in Mottafollone (CS) in the wine region of Alta Calabria. The grapes are vinified through a temperature-controlled process and the wine is refined in steel silos first and in bottles briefly after. The wine is ruby with shades of purple. It emanates scents of wild berries and prunes and appears balanced to the palate. Both taste and scent are amplified by pairings with dishes from the Mediterranean culinary tradition. The wine is certified as PDO (protected designation of origin) and it is currently marketed with the label “Boccafolle Magliocco”

DONNA ELENA

 

 

This white wine derives from the vines “Vujnu”, “Durraca” and “Pecorello” blended during the vinification with “Trebbiano Toscano”. These vines are all exclusively cultivated in the vineyard of Boccafolle and allow the making of a wine of pale-yellow color, whose scents evoke the Riesling wines of the high valley of the river Reno. The wine is characterized by significant acidity, light color with slight green tones and recognizable scents of alyssum, fresh fruit, quince and pear. The wine is certified as PDO (protected designation of origin) and it is currently marketed with the label “Donna Elena”.

MELARA

 

 

This fine rose` is created by blending the grape quality Magliocco with the Greco Nero during the vinification process. The result is a very delicate wine, refined to the palate and with elegant scents. The qualities of this wine and its sophisticated taste make it unique within the wine region of Alta Calabria. The wine is certified as PDO (protected designation of origin) and it is currently marketed with the label “Melara”.

NERO DI BALBIA

Wine produced from Merlot grapes and ancient native strains of Magliocco and Black Greek from the vineyards of Boccafolle, Mottafollone (Cs).
Temperature-controlled steel vinification, ten-month refinement in barrels and long bottle rest.
Ruby red color with purple highlights; scents of blackberry then plum and cinnamon.
On the palate it is soft, balanced, with well-fused tannins and long persistence.
It goes with red meats and important Mediterranean dishes.

 

 

GRAPES

 

After extensive research and a study of the historical record, the Boccafolle winery was able to select four traditional indigenous vines. These vintage vines are two red-grape known as “Greco Nero” and “Magliocco”, and two white-grape known as “Vujnu” and “Duraca”. While these vintage grapes are blended during the winemaking processes with other Italian vines, they are crucial in determining the structure and balance of the final product as well as its refined appeal to the palate.  

 

VUJNU

white-grape vine

 

Once ripe, the grape clusters have a medium-large and elongated shape. They are usually composed of two large sprouts of significant size. The cluster is compact and has a thick peduncle of green color. The grape is medium-large and perfectly round. The skin is quite thick, hard and pruinose. The color when perfectly ripe is yellow-gold. The pulp has high consistency and sweet flavor. The scents are very intense and contain notes of pear, alyssum and quince.

 

 

 

 

DURACA

white-grape vine

 

Once ripe, the grape clusters are medium to medium-large size, long and fairly open. They are typically straggly and composed of one or two large sprouts of significant size. The peduncle is strong of medium size and green color. The grape is medium-large, round and sometimes elliptical. The skin is of medium thickness and pruinose. The color initially ochre, turns gold when perfectly ripe. The pulp has high consistency and sweet flavor. The scents are very intense and contain notes of fresh fruit, cherry and apricot.

 

 

 

GRECO NERO 

 black-grape vine
 
 

Once ripe, the grape clusters assume an open shape, elongated and pyramidal. They are usually straggly and composed of one or two sprouts of limited size. The thick peduncle initially of green color turning into wood color as the harvest approaches. The grape is medium-large of elliptical shape. The skin is extremely thin and pruinose. The color after the early September showers appears clearly dark-blue/black. The pulp of light consistency has a hint of floral flavor.

 

 

 

MAGLIOCCO

black-grape vine

 

Once ripe, the grape clusters have a medium-small fairly round shape. They are usually straggly and composed of one or two sprouts of limited size. The strong peduncle initially of green color turning into wood color as the harvest approaches. The grape is medium-large and perfectly round. The skin is quite thick and very pruinose. The color after the early September showers appears intensely dark-blue/black. The pulp of high consistency has a sweet flavor, rich of scents of wild berries.

 

 

HISTORY & TERRITORY

+39 0981 1980236

CONTACT US

INFO@BOCCAFOLLE.IT

Via della Repubblica, 9

87010 Mottafollone, Cosenza

 

 

 

Boccafolle Agricultural Company de Balbia Srl
Via della Repubblica, 9
87010 Mottafollone, Cosenza

Número de IVA 03302080787

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