BOCCADIGABBIA Azienda Agricola di Alessandri Elvidio

Contrada Castelletta, 56, 62012 Civitanova Marche
Telephone +39 0733 70728
Fax +39 0733 709579

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 15): stand B03

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ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 15


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Marche

Our products

Product category: Marche

PECORINO Falerio Pecorino DOC

Grapes: 100% Pecorino
Soil type: Medium-textured, predominantly clay.
Aspect: South / South-Est.
Elevation: 300 metres.
Harvest & vinification: After being hand-picked, the grapes are gently pressed and the wine ferments at a controlled temperature.

Notes: The Pecorino grape is indigenous to the South Piceno. In the past, it was known as uva pecorina probably because the areas in which it was grown were used for sheep-herding. The local climate, enjoying good exposure to the sun and night-time breezes that descend from the Sibillini mountains, yields a complex of characteristics that are “exaggerated” for a wine from a white grape: robust alcohol, pronounced acidity, and above-average dry extract. This is a long-lived, forceful, energy-laden wine, with an emphatic, tasty tanginess from its mineral salts, ash, and acids. Dry, crisp, and tangy, yet full-bodied and lengthy, thanks to its remarkable weight in the mouth.Bouquet elegant and intense, with rich notes of fruit and blossoms. Serving suggestions: shellfish and seafood, poultry and veal, and traditional Marche cured meats, in particular ciauscolo.

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Product category: Marche

PIX Merlot

Grapes: Merlot.
Vineyard: About 3 hectares, aspected south and near the sea, on sandy clay soils. Vine density is 3,600 per hectare, trained to spurred cordon.
Harvest: Hand picked in September, with a vineyard yield of 50-60 ql. (5-6 tons) per hectare.
Vinification: After fermentation and maceration on the skins, the wine quickly goes to new barriques for malolactic fermentation, where it remains for 12 to 15 months.

Note: The characteristics of Pix are determined by the climate of the southern Marche, which gives us grapes of perfect ripeness and outstanding quality.
The wine is classic Merlot, with appealing softness and grace, velvety body, and complex aromas. Wild berries, chocolate, leather, and toasty coffee blend with dense, sweet tannins to produce a wine that will pair invitingly with the widest variety of dishes.
The name “pix” comes from the Latin pix, picis, and refers to a pit of natural tar that used to be near the winery.

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Product category: Marche

GARBI’ Marche Bianco IGT

Grapes: Pinot Grigio 40%, Sauvignon Blanc 30%, Verdicchio 30%, selected from the various estate vineyards.
Vineyard: Sited with various aspects, planted in sandy-clay soils, trained vertically to different systems: Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc to spurred cordon, and Verdicchio to Guyot.
Harvest: All grapes are hand-picked; at the end of August for Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, early September for Verdicchio.
Vinification: Following a gentle pressing, the must ferments about 12-15 days in stainless steel fermenters at a low temperature in order to ensure optimal aromatic extraction from the fruit. The various lots of wine are then assembled into the final blend and the wine is bottled in early spring and released.

Notes: Refined, long-lingering aromas, with a crisp, full-flavoured palate. Serve Garbì at 8-10°C and enjoy it with seafood salad, first courses, and grilled fish.
Ideal as well as an aperitif and partnered with tapas and snacks. Garbì is named after a wind that often blows over the Adriatic Sea and filled the sails of the paranza, the traditional local fishing boat, pictured on the front label of the wine.

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About us

Company details

The history of the Tenuta Bonaparte, or Bonaparte Estate, begins following the annexation of the Marche region to the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy by the imperial decree at Saint Cloud on April 2, 1808. In those years, upon application of the law for the suppression of religious orders and following confiscation of their goods, about one hundred estates in the area of Civitanova were appropriated to the Royal Lands, first as royal appanage, and later as the personal possessions of viceroy Eugène de Beauharnais and his descendents.
After the fall of the Napoleonic empire, the 1814 Congress of Vienna did not restore these properties to the Papal States; rather, they remained in the hands of the Bonaparte family members until they became the private property of Emperor Napoleon III: in the 1855 Civitanova Catasto Gregoriano, or land survey, item #45 specifies: “Bonaparte Luigi Napoleone III – Imperatore dei Francesi in Parigi.” The property was estimated at some 10,500 tavole, or about 1,050 hectares, one quarter of the total arable land of the commune.
The estate was initially administered by a veteran of the Napoleonic wars, an ex-colonel of the dragoons, then by ingegnere Paul Hallaire, general superintendent of the “domaines privés de l’Empereur Napoléon III” in Civitanova. Hallaire succeeded in reviving the estate by introducing French agricultural methods and management systems; the introduction of French varieties among the grapes cultivated on the property is probably one of his legacies.
Among the activities of this period, besides the extension of social assistance and works of charity, an imposing villa was built on a pleasant hill on the estate, the Villa Eugenia, named after Empiress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. She inherited it upon the death of her husband, and it remained in her hands until 1920, when she died at the venerable age of 94.
The most important period of the Bonaparte Administration, from an agricultural point of view, was 1883 to 1918, under Celso Tebaldi. He was without a doubt a pioneering figure in the development of modern agriculture, one of the firsts to demonstrate the need for rational and intensive systems; the examples he provided of innovative agricultural management won him a reputation as an innovator and the property as a model farming estate.
The estate’s 1,200 hectares were divided up into 110 colonie, organised in three fattorie, or main farms, each independently managed, located in the areas of Piane di Chienti, Asola-Poggio Imperiale, and Fontespina. A fattore, or local superintendent, was responsible for each fattoria; he worked with his farm’s capodopera, or crew boss, and reported directly to the estate administrator. Each podere or colonia was given a name, some reflecting old toponyms, such as San Silvestro, Fossacieca, Boccadigabbia, or San Leonardo, others newly made-up names, such as Benprovvisto, Pratolina, and Balsamina, while still others recalled figures of the Napoleonic period, such as Murat, Guzman, Maria Walenska, and so forth.
Management of the estate continued, through various vicissitudes, until the Second World War. Then, new laws, new labour systems, and the depopulation of the countryside ineluctably led to the decline of the Amministrazione Bonaparte and later to its break-up and the gradual selling-off of the individual podere properties. Boccadigabbia, once part of the Fontespina fattoria, was purchased in 1956 by the Alessandri family directly from His Imperial Highness Prince Luigi Napoleone Bonaparte, last Pretender to the Imperial Crown.

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