The Boroli family settled in Piedmont in 1831 but didn’t dive
into the wine business until the 1990s when Silvano, Elena and
their four sons purchased Cascina Bompe in Alba and Cascina La
Brunella in Barolo. Achille Boroli leads a talented management
team consisting of Enzo Alluvione and his son Daniele as
vineyard managers and enologist Beppe Caviola, Gambero
Rosso’s “Winemaker of the Year” in 2002, as consultant.
Cascina Bompe is a fifty-acre estate on a hill named Madonna
di Como. This estate wine is a blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and
Merlot. Aged in steel and oak for six months, it retains the fruit
and creates a rich structure. It is a vibrant cherry and raspberry
scented red that pairs with a wide variety of food. Although it
is not inexpensive it tastes like a more expensive wine with its
broad flavors and smooth lush tannins. Try this wine with beef,
pasta or takeout from West Roxbury’s new barbecue restaurant
Red Eyed Pig.
|The Borolis are a Piedmontese family who have been in business in the region –
first in textiles, and now in winegrowing – since 1831. Boroli is comprised of two
estates: Cascina Bompe, in a small village just outside of Alba with its own
winery and La Brunella in the heart of Barolo in Castiglione Falletto. In addition
to the vineyards above, the property includes Villero and Borgata Cerequio both considered two of the Langhe’s great cru vineyards. Each vineyard has a particular terrior — La Brunella has a mostly medium-loamy chalk soil with sand veins, and east to south, southwesterly and west exposures. The Villero exposition is south-southwest and the soil is a moisture-retaining mix of marl, clay and silt. Borgata Cerequio faces south and southeast on limestone and sand soil, at an altitude of 900 feet above sea level. The estate’s director is the winemaker Enzo Alluvione, who is assisted by his son Daniele in the vineyards. The estate’s consultant is the noted winemaker Beppe Caviola who was chosen a Gambero Rosso‘s Winemaker of the Year in 2002.