Paola De Ferrari Corradi, along with her husband Ippolito, established Poderi Boscarelli in the early 1960s on land that her father, Egidio Corradi, had bought near Montepulciano. She took over sole management of the winery in 1983 when Ippolito passed away, and was eventually succeeded by her sons Luca and Nicolò. Their wines are a benchmark for traditional and refined Vino Nobile wines, like this Riserva, which comes out of the long and balanced 2016 vintage. The family stopped producing this wine after the 1992 vintage in order to replant with a careful selection of the best clones they had identified from their historic vineyards, resuming production in 2010 when the vines had matured nearly 20 years. The wine’s red cherry flavors are pure and focused, resonant with notes of fresh thyme and tangy orange zest. The tannins are smooth and cool, framing the flavors as the wine takes on notes of licorice and lavender on the way to a long and lively finish.
Empson USA, Alexandria, VA
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