A family’s passion and a dream fulfilled in the gorgeous countryside of Langhe.
This family’s adventure in the world of wine began in 2000 when Luigi Antonio and Maria Angela found the perfect place in Piedmont to spend much needed family time. In Monforte d’Alba, Cascina Amalia, a farmhouse dating to the early 1900’s with 3 ha of vineyards surrounding, was love at first sight and the Boffa’s planted roots.
Planned as a weekend retreat, this property cast a spell and soon their son Paolo left a busy life to nurture his passion for winemaking. Purchasing more vineyards of cru status, the Boffa’s began their journey of exceptional winemaking building a new cellar to ensure the excellent quality of their grapes.
Paolo works in an ethical manner, respecting the earth and preserving the environment as much as possible. All the grapes are harvested manually from the vineyards at the average height of 450 meters above sea level.
Organic certification began in 2019 and each vintage preserves the beauty that brought the family to Amalia Cascina from the beginning. Now with 7ha of vines, Amalia produces Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Barolo and 2 cru Barolo, Bussia and Le Coste di Monforte. They are also only one of five producers making a truly stunning white from the rare and native grape, Rossese Bianco.
We bring to you the entire Amalia range, accessible and delicious. Each wine tells a story, every glass a true representation of the terroir and a deep root in the tradition of the area. We fell in love with the wines and with Paolo, a sweet and dedicated winemaker that we couldn’t be more proud to represent.
From our first sip we knew this winery was family and we are delighted to share this treasure with you.
What to expect
Langhe Rossese Bianco
Langhe Rossese Bianco, 2018
100% Rossese Bianco
Lemon, peach, passionfruit, banana and almond. Fresh acidity, slight oily texture that rounds out the palate and lots of minerality contributing to a long length.
Dolcetto d'Alba, 2019
A fruit bomb of blue and dark berries, concerned grape, iced tea and cedar bows, fresh rosemary and thyme and a wet clay minerality. Lots of fine grippy tannin as to be expected from this variety but the juicy acids keep them in balance making this wine a pleasure to quaff.
Barbera d'Alba, 2019
Red and black cherry, red plum and red currant jam, warm spices reminiscent of fruit cake , cinnamon and vanilla and an earthiness of fresh pickled beets. There is a mintiness that comes from ripeness. Very high acid, moderate tannin that sticks your cheeks coming from time in old wood.
Langhe Nebbiolo, 2018
Sour cherry, fruit punch, orange zest, red and black liquorice, orange pekoe tea, cherry blasters, dried leaves and turned earth. Sour cherry juice and fresh brewed tea on the palate, high tannin but soft and supple with lots of mouth watering acidity. Highly complex and delicious village level Nebbiolo.
Barbera d'Alba Superiore
Barbera d'Alba Superiore, 2017
Mint chocolate, burnt orange, rum cake, sugar plums, root beer and liquorice root, very warm and cozy like a winter sweater or Christmas dinner, salted caramel, fresh pine and decaying leaves that is lifted by a purple fruit note. High acid and moderate tannin that have been softened by age. Highly complex.
Darker profile just beginning to show maturity. Loads of pure black cherry, raspberry, pure tar and rose on the nose. Comparable to cannubi. Plenty of sweetness to the fruit, electric freshness and a sauve mouthfeel dripping with minerality. Almost Chambolle-like floral expression on the palate - finessed through the long finish. Outstanding traditional style Barolo.
'Le Coste di Monforte'
Barolo, 'Le Coste di Monforte', 2016
The raspberry-scented nose is sweet and intense and shows finesse. It's the balance that impresses here: rich and full-bodied, weighty but not too extracted, with polished tannins and great concentration. The finish is spicy, intense, complex and long. Stunning.
Barolo, 'Bussia', 2016
Licorice root, sweet tobacco, juicy orange, burt orange peel, cherry and orange cough drop, pink roses, earl grey tea, jasmine. Juicy orange and jasmine tea on the palate, very herbal and spiced with a touch of woodsy quality. Pronounced tannin but not over the top, very complex.