Despite the centuries-old history of fine wine in Montepulciano, the first postwar years were anything but easy in this part of Tuscany. As in other parts of the region, but perhaps in an even more accentuated way, country properties were abandoned as the former peasant population flocked to the cities and the new factories which were springing up and promised easier and more comfortable living conditions. The quality of the famous wines inevitably deteriorated and, to a large extent, the market turned its back on this historic zone.
As always, it was a far- sighted few which showed the way out of what appeared to be a blind alley: a renewed commitment to quality and a firm faith in the potential for excellence. The pioneer – and here there can be absolutely no discussion – was Paola Corradi, a native of the zone, and her husband Ippolito De Ferrari.
The decision to begin was taken in 1962 when the couple, living at the time in Genoa, purchased a country home and land in the area where the Corradi family had once purchased the wine for its home consumption. The choice could not have been more felicitous: the Cervognano sub-zone of Montepulciano is unquestionably a spot where superior Sangiovese can consistently be produced by serious and professional houses. And, in fact, the first bottles of the wines with the Boscarelli label were a revelation, the confirmation that Vino Nobile was indeed one of the great wines of Tuscany.
Quality has never either slipped or faltered in the subsequent decades and the Boscarelli name has remained a standard bearer for the appellation. Maurizio Castelli has, for decades, been both a valued source of winemaking counsels and a factor for continuity, and Paola De Ferrari now works with her two sons, equally passionate in their dedication to the cause.
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- Farm: Poderi Boscarelli
- Address: Via di Montenero, 28 Cervognano 53045 Montepulciano (SI)
- Phone number: 0578 767277
- Telefax: 0578 766882
- Website: www.poderiboscarelli.com
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