Lower Langa

Bocchino Distillery

Cellar in Canelli

The Bocchino Distillery, founded in 1898 among the sinuous hills of Canelli, celebrates in 2018 the 120th year of excellent grappa production.

Today the only family-run company sees the fifth generation of genuine passion, with the young Marta and Miranda alongside their father Carlo Micca Bocchino, the current owner.

The founder, from whom Carlo takes his name, was the first who with courage and resourcefulness was able to give the Piedmontese grappa a nobility and a quality hitherto unknown, creating a single grape version.

Typical at that time was in fact an undifferentiated mix of little value, so he decided to found a small distillery using only the Moscato marcs of the area.

He also elaborated a particular distillation system that allowed to enhance the aromas, a method passed on from generation to generation and that still characterizes the Bocchino company, now at the top of the market.

The method

The production process of grappa is the usual one: fermentation of the marc, distillation and aging.

The uniqueness of this product arises instead from the details of the various moments: firstly the fermentation of single-grape pomace takes place in special steel containers with controlled movements and speeds to favor the optimal development of microbiological processes.

The steam distillation, later, takes place in particular discontinuous copper stills which keep intact the slow and delicate rhythm of the steam allowing it to be enriched with precious substances.

Then you can not miss the aging in suitable barrels, necessary to achieve the perfect refinement and the characteristic amber color.

The visit

The visit is conceived as a dive into the world of grappa, suitable for beginners, but also for connoisseurs.

The route will lead you through the hundreds of barrels of different woods in the cellar, where they rest the grappa of various vintages and various single vines.

At the end of the tour visitors will be offered a tasting of 4 grappas of excellence, accompanied by some Piedmontese gastronomic delight.

Business Hours

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 → 13:00
15:00 → 18:00

Closing Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Holidays

Spoken Languages

English, Italiano, Deutsch

Services

Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Direct Sales Gift Shop

Accepted Payments

Visa / Cartasi Mastercard American Express Diners ATM / Bancomat

The visit

The visit consists of a first introductory part on the company’s history and on the characteristics of grappa in general, followed by a tour of the aging areas with an explanation of the various barriques and products.

Then you’ll proceed with the guided tasting of 4 grappa, accompanied by gourmet samples of Piedmontese products.

The full tour costs € 25 per person, and is free for children under the age of 18, who obviously can not taste the grappa.

The entire route lasts about 1.30 h and it is possible to participate in a maximum of 15 people at a time.

For more information and to book your visit please fill out the form on the side or contact by phone!

Business Hours

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 → 13:00
15:00 → 18:00

Closing Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Holidays

Distillates

The unique products of the Bocchino company, result of long research and over a century of experience in the sector, are divided into various categories based on the production method and cultivars used:

Private Cellar Ortiz: this collection, inaugurated in the current 120th year of production, celebrates the origins of the family: the founder, Carlo Bocchino, spent a few years in Argentina where he met his wife Maria Martina De Miranda Ortiz.

Cask finish private winery: this method of ripening is the new discovery in Moscato, Barolo and Barbaresco: the grappa made from these single vines age in the barriques used to refine the same wines of origin.

Private cellar selection of vintage: a numbered selection of the best grappas refined in oak barrels that Carlo Bocchino, historical founder of the distillery, held only for himself and for very few friends, starting from the post-war period.

Grappa of vine in purity: a selection of grappas from the pomace of the finest Piedmontese vines, obtained according to the exclusive Carlo Bocchino method, to appreciate the aromas and hints of distillates that time and passion make unique.

Grappa della Tradizione: a selection of grappa obtained thanks to the traditional methods of distillation and aging to enjoy distillates that give delicate and fragrant sensations.

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