Tenute Guardasole



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.



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"The 2018 Vino Rosso Pio Decimo is a big, powerful wine, yet it retains the sense of transparency that is the single most distinctive attribute of Alto Piemonte wines. Here the flavors are dark and brooding, with plenty of black cherry, menthol, licorice, spice and leather flavors that develop. Readers will find a wine of real gravitas and power. I loved it." 94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2020)


"The 2016 Boca is fabulous. A burst of sweet red cherry, cedar, tobacco, leather, woodsy and earthy notes gives the Guardasole Boca a real sense of assertiveness. Powerful and exuberant, yet within the classic framework of Boca, the 2016 has an untamed, wild personality that is impossible to miss. Readers need to spend some time with the 2016, as it has a lot to say." 95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2020)