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Marco Bui of Tenute Guardasole is part of a new generation of talented, young winemakers who are bringing life back to long abandoned vineyards of Alto Piemonte. An area which for many years has taken a back seat to Barolo and Barbaresco, but more recently has been recognized for its distinctive wines of great quality and undisputable value. Located in the Boca DOC, Tenute Guardasole is a very small, family run winery consisting of just 2 hectares. Boca has the highest vineyards of Alto Piemonte, the grapes here benefit from temperate springs and hot, sunny summers that lead to optimal ripening, also natural shelter from Monte Fenera and unique morainic soils made up of granite pebbles, porphyry and dolomitic rock flakes. According to the rules of the Boca DOC, the wines here must be made using a traditional combination of mostly Nebbiolo, with the remaining balance of Vespolina. Certified Organic, Tenute Guardasole do not use pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers in the production of their wine. The winery is small but state of the art, they work with minimal intervention in order to best preserve the varietal characteristics. Owners Marco Bui and Annalisa Gri’s mission is to make small quantities of wine, of the highest quality.