Croatina is a vine with soft tannins and a vigorous structure, historically present in the Tortona Hills and used in the past for its ability to improve the quality of other wines, especially in less fortunate years, but very rarely vinified alone. A difficult vine, which requires clayey soils with moderate fertility and which Giacomo identified in the "Firangiuli" vineyard, or rather the rows of Giulio, the name used to indicate the site in Costa Vescovato (Alessandria) where the Croatina vines were planted in 2010. A sumptuous wine, limpid and purplish red in color, with a pure and complex taste and aromas of apple, cherry and plum with a slight hint of vanilla. A full-bodied, warm and round wine with perfectly balanced acidity. In addition to the vineyard, the masterful balance of this wine is calibrated through late maturation, fermentation at a controlled temperature and one year of aging in steel tanks.
Variety: Croatina 100%
The origins of the Boveri winery date back to the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, an uninterrupted agricultural history for centuries and five generations. History teaches us that in this tumultuous lapse of time the status of agricultural work goes from being profitable and central to marginal and disadvantageous. Yet, in 1988, Giacomo Boveri hangs up on his training as a telecommunications technician, choosing to devote himself full time to the management of the family farm. Over the next thirty years Giacomo set up the business with the intention on the one hand of increasing the company surface, on the other hand of improving the techniques in the vineyard and in the cellar. The main objective, however, has been from the beginning to produce and promote wines with a strong territorial character, betting on native vines on the verge of oblivion such as Timorasso, Croatina and Freisa. Time has proved him right. To close the circle, since 2019 the Boveri winery follows the Passione & Ragione protocol for sustainable viticulture, with guiding principles that look synergistically to improving product quality and protecting the environment.