A complex, layered nose of violets, blueberries and fresh plums, with hints of mocha and liquorice. The palate is lush and full, with velevety tannins.
We again produced the vintage in 2010, making it almost 20 years since the reserve was last released in 1992. The reason for the break was that for the previous 26 years we gradually re-selected and replanted our historic vineyards, focusing on clone selection, different expressions of Sangiovese vines in relation to the soil and the possibility of combining the characteristics of Sangiovese grapes with other international varieties.
In 2010 we found increased complexity and structure in the grapes from the first replanting of native vines, which convinced us to repeat, with the same blend of local grapes, the Reserve of the Vino Nobile of the 1970s and ‘80s.
JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS
“We are Genoese, a people deeply attached to the roots of our family, and quite determined. Over the years our lives have moved progressively to Tuscany, where we now primarily live to do our job the best we can. We arrived in this stunning corner of Tuscany bravely facing a daunting path. Today Cervognano fully encompasses our lives. Here we have found a new dimension.” How would you describe Boscarelli to those who do not know you?
Maturation: Nobile Reserve is aged in Allier or Slavonian oak casks of capacity ranging from 5 to 25 hectoliters, where malolactic fermentation occurs. Maturation takes from 28 to 32 months. Before delivery the wine is aged in bottles for several months.