Vallana e Figlio Boca 2011 (2nd Tasting)

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Nebbiolo and a fantastic value.

Producer/Winery: Antonio Vallana; Maggiora, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo blend – 65% Nebbiolo, 20% Vespolina and 15% Uva Rara.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Boca; Alto Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $31.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Pizza with roasted tomato sauce, onions, peppers, BBQ pork, mozzarella cheese and topped with fresh cut basil after it was cooked


    We have had this wine and this vintage before (see our review: Vallana Boca 2011); however it was so good and such an outstanding value Nebbiolo that we are going a step beyond the norm and do a second review. The basics are the same as we described in the March 27, 2020 review, but it’s such a fantastic value we wanted to emphasize it. This wine has all the good characteristics of Nebbiolo…complex aromas, earthy fruit and herb flavors with abundant acidity and tannins, but after some time in the bottle and all the ingredients get in balance it’s nothing short of magical perfection. When we reviewed this wine the first time we included the keyword “Very Special Wine” something we only do when the quality is clearly better than all the others. We also keyworded it “Outstanding Value Wine” which we only do when it’s a screaming good value. Both of these keywords are our method of quickly separating the the very best wine values from all the others. As we said the first time it’s OUTSTANDING Nebbiolo and a fantastic value.

    For our second review we paired it with a homemade pizza and it was SPECTACULAR. So, enough said…this is a fairly easy wine to find and we STRONGLY recommend the effort to purchase it. We guarantee you will love it and if your not used to buying wine at this price point, purchase it and save it for that special occasion…it will keep for years and priced way below its value!!!

the Vallana cellar
Photo from Antonio Vallana.
Comments: Learn more about the Vallana and their wines.

See our reviews of other Vallana wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.