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Address: Fratta Alzatura | Loc Madonna della Stella, 06036, Montefalco, Italy
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+39 0742 399233
09:00 - 18:00
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The philosophy of BocaleThe Valentinis’ family has been linked by history...

The philosophy of BocaleThe Valentinis’ family has been linked by history and personal experiences to the City of Montefalco for over one hundred years. The background is the special Umbrian region, full of history and culture, where the act of every farmer is full of folk wisdom, simplicity, passion and sacrifice. The philosophy is influenced by the histories of men working in the fields, surrounded by the hilly landscape of rare beauty, where vines encircle the round forms of the earth.Since 2002, the Valentini family has returned to revitalize this environmental and cultural heritage creating Bocale, a company created to build on that old passion for wine passed down through the generations. Bocale is the dialect term used to indicate the two-liter jug of wine or oil, but, above all, the name by which this Montefalco family has always been known.The productions of Montefalco Rosso and Montefalco Sagrantino are authentic expressions of an innovation in the tradition, where the fruits of nature are mixed with the perfection and simplicity of human gestures.Central elements of the philosophy behind Bocale wine is the respect given to environmental cycles and the hand-crafted process that makes the wine such a natural product full of personality. Main characteristics of production:- The wines are all natural, homemade with an artisan process that reflect the regional characteristics;- The vineyard is treated with the technique of “inerbimento” with organic andmineral fertilizer without the use of chemical products or herbicides;- The fermentation takes place exclusively with native yeasts;- The wine isn’t treated with microfiltration, and thermal stabilization;- The ageing takes place in French oak barrels;- The wines are sold only after a sufficient aging in the bottle;- The energy used for the entire production is from renewable sources, through aphotovoltaic system;- The company covers 5 acres, 4 of which are vineyards and has an average annual production of 20-25000 bottles.

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Bocale and family

There are not words to express how great is this family! I say "family" because is the best word to describe Bocale. It's a family run winery! They care about the land because... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Filippo C
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

There are not words to express how great is this family! I say "family" because is the best word to describe Bocale. It's a family run winery! They care about the land because they live in it and the result can't be other than great! Wines are amazing respecting their terroir. We find here Sagrantino in its best expression! Small... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I massively encourage you to visit Bocale near Maria della Stella in Umbria. The patriarch of the Valentino family (sorry I forget the name) showed me and my wife around. He spoke minimal English but was so very friendly and with my minimal Italian we got by. It is a fantastic area. A slight slope facing the mountains. Amazing vista.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Valentino Valentini, the former mayor of Montefalco for 10 years, welcomed us to his nice vineyard. He showed us the fields and the different grapes used in the production of the Montefalco Rosso and the Sagrantino. We were guided through the modern and clean cellar and explained the process of the making of their wines. Finally, we tasted the very... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

In the splendid Umbrian region, which is full of history and culture, there is the Valentini family who produces some of the best wines in the world in their winery, Bocale. They share their passion and wisdom with all those who wish to visit them and enjoy a wine tour ...visitors who inevitably purchase their wines. Valentino gives a thorough... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

Very small winery, family driven. We liked the fact we were able to see all the "cycle" from the grapes to the bottle. Beautiful location, and wonderful wine. Very much suggested during your wine tour.

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