But his infinite passion for wine and deep knowledge of his home region induced him to buy two semi-abandoned small farms in Cervognano of Montepulciano, a stunning corner of old Etruscan Tuscany. The ancient soils had long been cultivated in the traditional way with different annual crops and small vineyards. Egidio’s dream and vision were embraced and invigorated by his daughter Paola and her husband Ippolito De Ferrari. Driven by their strong determination and dedication, they started Poderi Boscarelli in the ’60s.
The development that followed brought renewed life to the age-old farming estate as Paola and Ippolito planted their first specialized vineyards at a density of 3,500 plants per hectare. They also built the first winery by renovating and adapting old stables. The original spirit of the estate has now passed to the third generation of the family. Each day Luca and Nicolò De Ferrari, sons of Paola and Ippolito, bring that same passion to wine production as they work to infuse each bottle with the aromas and flavors that Grandpa Egidio loved and searched for. Luca and Nicolò reselect and replant vineyards that continue to express the scents and range of characteristics of the incredible land that nurtures them.
Such intense attention to cultivation practices and gradual replanting starting in the late ’80s resulted in an average vineyard density of 6,000 to 7,000 plants per hectare. Each plant yields about 1.2 kg of grapes. About 80% of the 14 hectares of vineyards that we own are planted with the Sangiovese variety. We also grow Canaiolo Colorino and Mammolo, the main indigenous varieties, and also Merlot and Cabernet in small quantities. In 2006 we also planted 2 hectares of Merlot on soils owned by the municipality of Cortona, where Merlot in purity is produced.
We will start in the vineyard with a particular study of the breeding techniques and the nature of the lands that host our Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) and the local varieties (Canaiolo, Colorino, and Mammolo) with an explanation of the specificity of local production, vinification and aging of wines. A dish of local cured meats and cheeses will be served along with the tasting.
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Children under 16 can enjoy the experience for free.
Wine won't be served to people under 18 years old.
Minimum number of participants is two people.
Meeting point at the winery