Exceeding Expectations of Grape & Place
It is a privilege to present the wines of San Fereolo from Dogliani in Piedmont, Italy. Nicoletta Bocca is a dear friend, superb winemaker and intellectual force of nature. In her viticulture and winemaking, Nicoletta exemplifies the drive to exceed expectations for grape and place, while adopting the patience of the ancients, and the strictures of biodynamic practice.
These wines made from the varieties Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo, are exceptionally long-aging, and offer pleasures both immediate and long-awaited. Bring an open mind and an open palate to these wines, and you will be well-rewarded.
2012 SAN FEREOLO Coste di Riavolo Langhe Bianco $30
This distinctively delicious Fall and Thanksgiving favorite is an unusual blend of 70% Riesling and 30% Gewurztraminer, aged to perfection in large barrels. Terrific sappy texture, with a marvelous combination of lychee and petrol aromas, opulence and freshness on the palate that is truly the best of both worlds. Your turkey, and your sides, will thank you.
2004 SAN FEREOLO Austri Langhe Rosso $36
A deeply stunning expression of Barbera, “Austri” is blended with a touch of Nebbiolo, then patiently aged for 3+ years in large barrel and 3 more years in bottle! A little patience goes a long way.
2010 SAN FEREOLO Il Provinciale Langhe Rosso $35
100% nebbiolo, half from the San Fereolo estate, half from Serralunga d’Alba in Barolo. After a long hot summer, this noble grape wants nothing except years in large barrel, and decades in bottle. A deep and powerful expression of one of the world’s most expressive, long-aging grapes.
2001 SAN FEREOLO Dogliani Superiore DOCG $40
100% Dolcetto from Dogliani. It only takes seven years for San Fereolo’s flagship wine to be deemed ready to leave the estate. Dense, warm fruit, strong minerality, mint, licorice and savory notes. This 2001 was harvested one year after we opened our shop in Concord; not sure we have held up as well as this wine.
2013 SAN FEREOLO Dolcetto Valdiba DOCG $19.99
A classical, youthful expression of Dolcetto from Dogliani. Juicy cherry fruit, almond notes on the finish, and immediacy of enjoyment are the simple joys of Valdiba!
“[These wines] are faithful companions, reflecting an impression of old Piedmont as a land of treasures hidden by modesty, self-restraint and obstinacy. Values no longer desired and almost lost to memory.” — Nicoletta Bocca, San Fereolo