Boscarelli is a winery in Montepulciano founded in 1962 by Egidio Corradi. By producing a high quality wine, the founder intended to render homage to his birthplace, Tuscany, which he had left for Milan and Genova in order to pursue his professional activities. The hill of Cervognano is the location of this small estate which has dedicated its work to recovering the fame once enjoyed by Vino Nobile di Montepulciano; the position is in the southeastern part of the appellation, near the Valdichiana, at approximately 1000 feet above sea level. The objectives are to produce a traditional Vino Nobile of real character, and to create red wines which demonstrate the quality potential of the site and of Sangiovese. Of the overall total of 32 acres of vineyards, 28 are planted for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and the remaining fraction to produce Rosso di Montepulciano. There are two major wines: il Nocio dei Boscarelli is the best known. After destemming and soft pressing, the grapes ferment in small oak fermenters for ten days at temperatures between 82° and 90° Fahrenheit. The cap is pumped over in the early stages of fermentation, and the cap punched down in the later ones. Skin contact then goes forward for another ten days. After the malolactic fermentation, Nocio ages in 500 to 1000 liter casks of French Allier oak and Slavonian oak. Aging last 18 to 24 months, and a light filtration precedes bottling. Bottle aging last three to six months. It is a wine of great impact, ruby red, elegant in aroma, an ideal match to game. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the second important wine. The Sangiovese and Prugnolo Gentile grapes, hand picked into small packing cases, ferment in in stainless steel tanks and oak fermenters after destemming and pressing. Fermentation last one week at temperatures between 82° and 86° Fahrenheit with frequent pumping over and punching down of the cap. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for 18 to 24 months in 500 to 3500 liter casks. Aging last 18 to 24 months. The wine is lightly filtered, if necessary, before bottling. Ruby red, redolent of plums, cherries, and spices, it is warm and long on the palate.