Boglietti, Enzo

  • Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Enzo Boglietti
  • I was quite impressed with the Barolos I tasted this year from Enzo Boglietti. The wines are still quite deep and powerful, but also less heavily extracted than in years past. My sense is that these wines are still somewhat in motion stylistically, but certainly the direction appears quite promising.

    --Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2018

Enzo Boglietti is a family-run winery that produces about 100,000 bottles. The winery is located in La Morra, while the vineyards are scattered amongst the communes of La Morra, Barolo, Monforte, Serralunga d’Alba, Roddino, and Sinio.

Originally a polyculture farm, in 1991 brothers Enzo and Gianni Boglietti began to phase out the the other farming operations and establish their winery with their father’s 2.5 hectares of vines in La Morra; the family’s holdings have since grown to include just over 22 hectares. The estate is certified organic as of the 2017 vintage. Enzo is in charge of all winery matters while Gianni meticulously manages the vineyards and looks after the quality of grapes.  With the encouragement of friends and neighbors Alessandro Fantino, Roberto Voerzio, Andrea Oberto, and Eraldo Viberti, the brothers focused on farming with low yields achieved through green harvest and bunch thinning. Some of their vineyards boast very old vines, up to 100 years old. Any new plantings are planted at high (for the Barolo zone) densities of 7,000 plants per hectare. 

In the cellar, fermentations are spontaneous and temperature-controlled. Over the years, the house style has gotten less extractive, and the use of wood is tending to be larger and more neutral. As of the 2014 vintage, the Barolos are now mostly fermented in large wood open-top fermenters called tine with gentle macerations cappello sommerso lasting up to a staggering 90 days; the wines are aged almost exclusively in large French oak botti of 2500L and larger.

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DB2880-16
Organic
Barolo del comune di La Morra
2016
Nebbiolo
2016 marks the first release of Boglietti’s communal La Morra wine. The idea is that each year its provenance and cellar treatment could... Read More

DB1887-16
Organic
93 JS
Barolo Boiolo
2016
Nebbiolo
Boiolo is a rather extensive cru in la Morra, where Boglietti owns 1.95ha, E/SE-facing at 300-350m. Boiolo tends to be a bit more soft... Read More

DB1886-15
Barolo Fossati
2015
Nebbiolo
6/750ml 100% Nebbiolo from La Morra. The vines grow at 370-420m in silty clay soil, subalkaline, with very little organic matter. 30% of... Read More

DB1886-16
Organic
94 WA, 92 DE
Barolo Fossati
2016
Nebbiolo
Fossati comes from 1.8ha on the La Morra side of the cru, at 370-420m, facing E/SE. This wine has all the classic, autumnal Nebbiolo charm... Read More

DB1840-15
Barolo Case Nere
2015
Nebbiolo
6/750ml. Case Nere is situated between the upper portion of Fossati and the open end of Cerequio. Soil is clay with large patches of loose... Read More

DB1840-16
Organic
96 JS, 94 WA
Barolo Case Nere
2016
Nebbiolo
Case Nere is from 1.1ha, SE facing at 300-350m. The cru presents itself with a dark core of fruit and spice, often with mentholated high... Read More
Boglietti Barolo Brunate label
DB1885-15
Organic
92 DE
Barolo Brunate
2015
Nebbiolo
6/750. Very Limited. 100% Nebbiolo from vines grown in silty, alkaline clay soil with very little organic matter. The vineyard... Read More

DB1885-16
Organic
95 WA, 95 JS
Barolo Brunate
2016
Nebbiolo
Brunate is one of the most famous crus of La Morra if not the whole Barolo zone. Its red-fruited profile, textural richness, and capacity... Read More
Boglietti Barolo Arione label
DB1850-15
91 DE
Barolo Arione
2015
Nebbiolo
6/750 Very Limited Sourced from the nine southernmost rows of vines in Arione, which is the southernmost Cru in... Read More
Boglietti Barolo Arione label
DB1850-16
Organic
96 WA, 93 JS
Barolo Arione
2016
Nebbiolo
Arione is Enzo’s only non-La Morra cru. It comes from 0.7ha of vines at 450m facing SW/S, planted in 1999. These are the nine southernmost... Read More