In the charming hamlet of Bionzo, Costigliole d’Asti, the Boeri estate has been producing wine since 1890. The vineyards extend over the Bricco Quaglia hill, which offers the perfect terroir for cultivating grapes of the highest quality. Thanks to the favorable terroir and to winemakers’ commitment to producing natural and carefully crafted wines, Boeri estate has been acclaimed as one of the most accomplished producers of barbera in Piemonte.
Boeri estate is located in a hamlet called Bionzo which belongs to the municipality of Costigliole d’Asti – a historical town in the province of Asti in the southern part of the Piemonte region. Costigliole d’Asti lies half way between the cities of Asti and Alba, the first one famous for its barbera and moscato, and the second for its white truffles. Only a few kilometers from Costigliole are the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco which are known for their homonymous wines.
In terms of winemaking areas, Boeri estate is positioned between the last hills of Monferrato and the first slopes of Langhe – a hilly area that is renowned for its breathtaking views, historical vineyards and natural beauty. Today Monferrato and Langhe are candidates for the UNESCO World Heritage list.
To produce wines of the highest quality, it is necessary to give the utmost care to the vineyard and to have the maximum respect for the land, because good wine is made in the vineyard… these are the phrases that are often repeated when people speak about Boeri wines. All the work in the vineyard is done manually and the entire family participates in all the daily activities and tasks. Pesticides are used rarely, only to provide for coverage in case a localized problem emerges. On the rare occasions when a fertilizers is called for, Boeri use exclusively organic and natural fertilizers. Finally, no irrigation is performed on the estate: Boeri leave it up to nature to decide how much water the vines need. The fact that Boeri intervene so rarely and carefully in the vineyard shows their commitment to “natural” winemaking: one that allows the seasons, the terroir and the weather to determine the special and distinctive flavours of each wine each year.