Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Barbaresco in Piedmont, lies the small, family-run cantina of Carlo Boffa. The Boffa family started making wine in the 60’s and today Carlo manages the 5 hectares of vines, whilst his wife, Laura, handles the firm’s business and trading.
The vineyards are divided into the production of mainly red varieties that you would expect from this prestigious wine-producing zone, with Nebbiolo being the most famous. Dolcetto d’Alba and Barbera d’Alba are produced in limited quantities whilst across the valley floor, the Roero zone is where a small production of Arneis is cultivated.
Modern techniques are used in the winery; however, the aim is to produce wines that speak of the tradition of this part of the Langhe: wines of vibrant colour, heady perfumes and soft silky tannins that envelop a textured body with a slightly above average alcohol content.
The cantina (winery) also accommodates a boutique guest house, with rooms and a private terrace overlooking what may be one of the most spectacular views of the Langhe. Wine is served along with various charcuterie options to the public on a terrace open to all, and it’s a great way to both meet wine lovers and taste the latest vintages from the nearby cellar.