BovioFor many world travelers, the name Gianfranco Bovio will call to mind restaurant Belvedere in Piemonte, which is famous for its breathtaking panoramic view of La Morra as well as its outstanding cuisine. But for the proprietor a world renowned restaurant was not enough. In 1977, just a few years after taking control of Belvedere, Gianfranco dove into a new project dedicated to rebuilding his father’s wine estate, which at that point comprised just three hectares of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto. He went on to purchase seven more hectares and enlisted the expertise of Walter Porasso, who still oversees every step of production with some aid from consultants Beppe Caviola and Federico Curtaz. Bovio’s project has been an unmistakable success, creating a wide range of wines that exemplify the terroir of La Morra. Bovio is now comprised of 10 hectares of crus in the prime slopes of Arborina, Gattera, and Rocchettevino. Here in La Morra with his respectful approach to Barolo, Bovio brings out the more feminine characteristics of Nebbiolo, typically displaying notes of earth, flowers, and elegance.
Barolo 'Vigna Gattera'
Barolo 'Vigna Arborina'
Barbera d'Alba Il Ciotto
Barbera d'Alba Regiaveja
Barbera d'Alba Parussi
Dolcetto d'Alba 'Vigna Dabbene'
Langhe Chardonnay 'Vigna La Villa'
Langhe Chardonnay Alessandro