Eugenio Bocchino

Eugenio and Cinzia Bocchino – Az agricola Eugenio Bocchino, Barolo

Like many other who studies economics, Eugenio got really bored and felt that he needed to do something completely different. So he started to work in a cellar in Barbaresco to learn how to make wine, at the same time as he tried his luck as a pro-skier. He didn’t get world famous so in 1996 Eugenio did his first own vintage, from Roccabella vineyard on the border to Barolo that gave him 500 bottles of Nebbiolo.

In 1997 he did 1000 bottles, because he inherited another vineyard, La Perucca. Since 2000 he has managed to rent 2 vineyards in Barolo and farms in total 4 hectares today, spread out on 4 different parcels. 2000 was also the year when he started to work naturally in the vineyards, because he understood that the poison was really bad for both the workers and for the soil.

Eugenio’s wife Cinzia is working together with him today and because of her they also use some biodynamic practices that suits their soils. She has done a lot of studies on biodynamics over the years and has also translated Niclas Jolys’ book on that topic from French to Italian.

The wines are intense and rich in fruit combined with fine acidity, minerality and with tannins that speaks of the region.


2015 Barbera d’Alba ’Tom’

Soil: Clay, sand and limestone in La Morra with west exposition. 
Grape: 
Barbera
Appellation: Barbera d’Alba DOC
Age of Vines: 
35 years
Yields: 
35 hl/ha
Vinification: Destemmed then fermented in stainless steel tank for 20 days with the skins. Ages 8 months in old barriques and in ‘botti’ of 2000-liter before bottling.


2015 Roccabella

Soil: Clay and sand
Grape: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Age of Vines: 18 years
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 20 days with the skins in stainless steel tanks before gentle pressing and then continuing ageing in old barrels for 2 years.


2012 Langhe ’Suo di Giacomo’

Soil: Sand and limestone
Grape: 80% Nebbiolo, 20% Barbera
Appellation: Langhe Rosso DOC
Age of Vines: 40 years
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented for 1 month with the skins in stainless steel tanks before gentle pressing and then continuing ageing in old barrels for 2 years.


2012 Nebbiolo La Perucca

Soil: Clay, sand and limestone.
Grape: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
Age of Vines: 20-25 years
Yields: 27 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented in stainless steel tank for 25 days with the skins before gentle pressing and then aged 2 years in old ’botti’ of 2500-liter before bottling and continuos ageing in the bottle.


2012 Barolo ’LU’

Soil: Clay, sand and limestone from ’La Serra’ and ’Fossati’ vineyard just outside La Morra.
Grape: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Age of Vines: 45 and 30 years
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented in stainless steel tank for 2 months with the skins. Aged 37 months in old ’botti’ of 2500-liter before bottling.