At Cascina Montalbano we produce Boca DOC, one of the most peculiar expressions of Nebbiolo of Alto Piemonte, in the territory of Colline Novaresi (Novara hills). Through its taste and aroma this aged wine reflects the one-hectare vineyard from which it comes. The vines have their roots in the pink porphyries of volcanic origin. Cascina Montalbano is located in the municipality of Boca, in Piedmont, between Valsesia, Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.
Boca DOC is the fruit of the harmonious fusion between the austere Nebbiolo and the spicy Vespolina Novarese, which are present in our wine in the percentages of 70% and 30% respectively.
Both of these two great wine varieties find their expression in the terroir, whose lands are acidic, rich in minerals and characterised by the presence of volcanic porphyries that go from yellow to pink and red.
Montalbano is located in the municipality of Boca, between Valsesia, Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.
Cascina Montalbano is a micro-village that rises up on the remains of a 15th century castle. However, it is said that this castle was in turn built on a rock that dated back to the 4th century A.D.
Today you can still see a tower and some imposing ramparts as well as some ancients frescos, which represent some soldiers and knights standing at the walls, ready to defence the manor house. One of these knights is the protagonist of the label of our Boca D.O.C.
The castle was the scene of many fierce family disputes during the late Middle Ages. Afterwards it lost its strategic importance and it degraded over time to the point that it became just a farmhouse. The vineyard stretches right over at the feet of the farnstead, at 430 meters above sea level.