Bocale, Dialect for “Wine Jug”
Encircled by the breathtaking landscapes, the Azienda Agricola Bocale winery is located in Montefalco DOCG region of Umbria Italy. ‘Bocale’ is the dialect term that indicates the jug having two-liters of wine or olive oil. The wines of Bocale are naturally produced with an artisanal processing and express the features of terroirs and soils of Umbrian region.
A Renovation brought Fresh Wind into this Traditional Winery
The winemaking history of Valentini family is ancient, almost over 100 years old, but in 2002, the Valentini restored the family business and established the Bocale Winery to keep the family traditions alive. Today, with complete respect for nature and its surroundings, the vineyards are treated with green manures and natural fertilizers to produce delicious organic wines. Bocale covers a total land of nine hectares,of which 5.5 hectares is dedicated to vineyards for the production of top-quality vines. The estate cultivates high-end Trebbiano, Spoletino, and Sangiovese, along with fruity Sagrantino, being the queen of vineyards. Azienda Agricola Bocale is a famous producer of many award-winning wines, such as red and white wines, in combination with dessert wines, under the Montefalco DOCG status.
Using Renewable Resources
The current owners have also renovated the ancient cellar of the winery and equip it with modern machinery and techniques. Various processes, such as aging and refining of wines take place in French oak barrels and fermentation is done with native yeasts, under appropriate temperature conditions. All the energy consumption during the wine production process is taken from renewable sources using a photovoltaic system.