Alessandro Bocca's wines are born from the great passion and love for wine of Alessandro and his Wife Barbara Febbo.
In 2006, once they moved from Sardinia to Piedmont, in the town of Dorgali, they never imagined that this passion would become their main profession.
Six years later, the Alessandro Bocca winery was founded with the goal of producing quality wines.
The first vineyard, the largest, was planted in 2013 in Località Bovori, followed by a smaller one in Località Su Babbu Mannu.
It took 3 years of hard work to prepare and unfold the soils, and only in 2016 after much effort were the first rooted cuttings planted.
The two vineyards in Località Bovori and Su Babbu Mannu are both located in the countryside of Dorgali and cover an area planted with vines of 6 hectares.
The Alessandro Bocca winery grows the main varieties of Sardinia, Cannonau and Vermentino, and not only that, also Cagnulari and the rarer Malvasia Nera.
The Vineyard of Su Babbu Mannu
The vineyards are located at an altitude of 180 meters above sea level and face south, favoring sunlight. In summer, starting at seven in the morning, as the sun crosses the ridge behind the Su Babbu Mannu church, light from east to west begins to warm the vineyards and then disappears behind the mountains at sunset.
The area is relatively cool and not too humid as the sea breeze blows regularly during the day and then subsides after sunset.
The soil is flat, medium dry, basaltic in nature, and contains a lot of red clay. The skeleton is rich in stone, and three red grape varieties are grown in this vineyard: Cannonau, Alicante and Merlot.
The vineyards are surrounded by typical Sardinian Mediterranean scrub, dotted with olive groves, some of them centuries old. In the vineyards, typical island wildlife can be observed, from wild boar to partridges to hare.
Sa Toa Vineyard
The vineyard is located at an altitude of 150 meters, and the area has proven to be ideal for obtaining high quality grapes. The terroir of this vineyard is very diverse and unique.
The planting follows a downward slope, the vineyard consists of two opposing squares that slowly slope downward, and for ten months of the year a small river runs the length of the vineyard.
Facing south, the vineyard gets all the sun it can. Three-quarters of the vineyards are located on granitic disintegration. The other part, however, is mainly gray clay.
Granitic soils are ideal for growing our white grapes. Vermentino, Fiano, Falanghina, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. Cannonau, Syrah, Malvasia nera, Cabernet and Cagnulari reside in the clay belt more suited to the cultivation of red grapes.
The vineyards are surrounded by Mediterranean scrub, myrtle and broom bushes, daffodils and wild flowers, and centuries-old olive trees complete the environment. This vineyard, like that of Su Babbu Mannu, is also far from population centers and is located in an unspoiled area.
The development of biodiversity, together with timely and careful processing, provides access to high-quality grapes, with yields deliberately limited to 40/70 quintals/ha, depending on the type of vine. There is no irrigation on the land, letting time and nature take its course.