ESTABLISHED IN 1967, BOSIO is a family-run winery where rural Piemontese tradition and modern winemaking technology work in harmony to produce a range of stylish wines with a real sense of place.
Bosio Barbera 2012 €12.99 or €10.39 when you buy 2+
Fragrant with glossy dark cherry fruit and hints of blackberry, mushroom and wood smoke. Barbera is Italy’s third most-planted red grape.
Boschi Dei Signori Dolcetto d’Alba 2012 €13.49 or €10.79 when you buy 2+
Dolcetto (‘little sweet one’) is a quirky variety that gives intensely-fruity, low-acid, almost New World -style wines that are meant for early drinking. Not unlike a good Cru Beaujolais.
Boschi Dei Signori Nebbiolo d’Alba 2009 €16.99 or €13.59 when you buy 2+
This affordable introduction to the variety that is used for heavyweight red Barolo is made from the fruit of 40 year old vines and is matured in Slavonian oak. (Not to create a stampede, but this was Curious Mike’s wine of the year – see Christmas First Crush magazine.)
Boschi Dei Signori Barbaresco 2009 €23 or €18.40 when you buy 2+
Similar to its famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco differs slightly in that its tannins and acidity are less pronounced. Expect flavours of sweet tobacco, blackcurrant cordial and anise.
Boschi Dei Signori Barolo 2009 €26 or €20.80 when you buy 2+
Among the world’s great reds, long-lived Barolo is full bodied and tannic with vivid, unforgettable flavours of tar, roses, liquorice and truffle. A very special wine that should be decanted (say, 4 hours) and enjoyed with a fine meal.