wine producer

Boasso Franco

Region: Piemonte


After returning from the Second World War, Giuseppe Boasso founded the Boasso Farm in the 1950’s with the intention of providing for his family. The farm worked with typical Piedmontese produce involving vines and hazelnuts.
With his son Franco, new land was purchased with a focus on the more profitable crops. However, it wasn’t until the 1980’s that they entered wine production. Until then, their grapes had been sold to other winemakers.
The country house located in Serralunga in the Gabutti area, in the centre of the Barolo appellation, was renovated, expanded, and adapted to wine production over time.


The company owns 7 hectares of vineyards producing Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo and Barolo. Roero Arneis and a Moscato d’Asti complete the range.
The vineyards dedicated to the production of Nebbiolo are home to the most suitable and valuable soils of the Boasso Franco estate. The Gabutti vineyard is 5,000 square meters in size with a south-east exposure. The soil is highly calcareous, and thanks to a considerable slope it has excellent daylight exposure. The Margheria vineyards is also 5,000 square meters in size with a western exposure. The Barolo of the Municipality of Serralunga Nebbiolo grapes come from vineyards in neighbouring areas and the separate Nebbiolo vineyard contains around 4,000 vines per hectare.
The Dolcetto vineyard is around 1 hectare in size, producing 5,000 bottles per annum from around 4,000 vines. The vines grow in a clayey soil with exposure varying from the west to the north-east.
The Boasso Franco estate has two Barbera vineyards. It covers an area of 1 hectare where its roughly 4,000 vines grow in a clayey-calcareous soil with a western exposure.