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White truffles and Boca

A full-bodied red mightn’t be the first wine you’d think of reaching for with white truffles but it works remarkably well as I discovered at a truffle dinner at Bocca di Lupo last week.

Boca is one of Piedmont’s lesser known appellation but still features its best known grape Nebbiolo, there known as Spanna, which can be blended with two other local grapes Bonarda di Novarese and Vespolina

The Tenute Guardasole Boca we were drinking was a relatively young 2017 - in order to be certified the wines have to be aged for 36 months , two years of which must be in oak - but was still bright and vibrant with no signs of age. Chef Jacob Kenedy had paired it with a dish of carne cruda, raw veal liberally anointed with white truffles but despite being 14% it didn’t overpower the dish at all.

You can buy it from Nemo Wine Cellars for £35 a bottle or £38.06 from Shelved Wine.

According to this article on wine-searcher.com it has a formidable ageing capacity. - I’d love to try an older vintage. You can find out more about the winery here.

I ate at Bocca di Lupo as a guest of the restaurant.

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