Francesco Boschis Vineyards

In the little-visited township of Dogliani (located a few kilometers south of Barolo), Dolcetto is king. Nebbiolo is not suited to the terrain, and few choose the challenge of making a living from Dolcetto and Barbera alone. The Boschis family has been producing wine on their family property since 1919, but only began bottling their own juice in 1968. Plantings are at 550 meters, about 200-300 meters higher than those in Barolo and Barbaresco, resulting in a powerfully enhanced bouquet; old vines (40-60 years) result in richly complex and ageworthy wines.

F. Boschis 'Sori San Martino' Dolcetto di Dogliani 2015
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "A supremely elegant wine, the 2015 Dogliani Superiore Vigne Sori' San Martino has so much to offer. A rush of wild cherry, pomegranate, mint, sweet tobacco, licorice and dried herbs makes a strong opening statement. Medium in body and beautifully persistent, the 2015 is absolutely
Item Number: 29735
Case: $203.40

Boschis 'Pianezzo' Dolceto di Dogliani 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2016 Dogliani Vigne in Pianezzo is done in a somewhat linear style for Boschis that emphasizes persistence and energy more than overt fruit. Bright red cherry, mint and floral notes give the 2016 its distinctive high-toned personality. -- Antonio Galloni"  "A MSW stock
Item Number: 28771
Case: $155.40

Boschis 'Pianezzo' Dolceto di Dogliani 2015
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "The 2015 Dogliani Vigne in Pianezzo is ripe, plump and juicy to the core. Sweet tobacco, cedar, mint and spice notes wrap around a core of succulent fruit in a forward, racy Dogliani to drink now and over the next few years. Boschis suffered through three hail storms in 2015. The

F. Boschis 'Vigna dei Prey' Dolceto di Dogliani 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The Dogliani Vigna del Prey is often the most exuberant wine in this range, as it is again in 2013. Dark inky fruit, lavender, licorice and dark spices play off each other in a powerful, bold Dogliani. The Vigna del Prey is a bit wild, but it is also very beautiful. -- Antonio

Boschis 'Pianezzo' Dolceto di Dogliani 2014
" A MSW stock Dolcetto, this comes from the Dogliani area south of Barolo, where the calcareous, clayey soils are perfectly suited to this varietal. The vineyards were planted in 1985 and 1997 at east, southeast and west facing exposures. The wine is fermented on the skins in stainless steel and

F. Boschis 'Vigna dei Prey' Dolceto di Dogliani 2012
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Violets, lavender, rose petals, mint, spices and crushed rocks all jump from the glass in the 2012 Dogliani Vigna del Prey. Blue and black fruits, spices, new leather, menthol and tar develop later as the flavors built to a crescendo of pure intensity that takes over all the

Boschis 'Pianezzo' Dolceto di Dogliani 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Juicy dark cherries, cloves, menthol, plums, game, smoke and leather take shape as the 2013 Dogliani Pianezzo shows off its personality. The flavors are bright, floral and lifted in this overt, racy Dogliani. Pomegranate and intense red stone fruits add punch on the

F. Boschis 'Sori San Martino' Dolcetto di Dogliani 2011
92  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 92  "The purest essence of raspberry jam, wild flowers, crushed rocks and spices wrap around the palate and never let up. The 2011 Dogliani San Martino boasts superb depth and pedigree. Rich and layered, but never heavy, the San Martino is a fabulous example of the heights Dolcetto

F. Boschis 'Sori San Martino' Dolcetto Di Dogliani 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Tar, licorice, incense, melted road tar, savory herbs and plums are some of the many notes that flow from the 2010 Dogliani Sori San Martino. Although quite dark and brooding in its flavor profile, the San Martino is actually quite medium-bodied and refined, with endless layers of

Boschis 'Vigna dei Prey' Dolcetto di Dogliani 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2009 Dogliani Vigna del Prey emerges from the glass with an exciting array of wild cherries, spices, tar and game. This is a somewhat wild, animalistic Dolcetto, yet there is just enough polish to balance some of the wines more extroverted leanings. The finish turns slightly