About The Wine
From a family that has eschewed the pull of modernisation comes this stunning value wine for Barolo, and a perfect encapsulation of the Brovia house style.
60% from a portion of their holdings in Brea and 40% from the younger vines of their three crus in Castiglione Falletto. There is both a spicy, boisterous generosity and a mineral thrust in this wine, offering excellent concentration but it is relatively accessible at this early stage.
While there is tannin aplenty in this wine, there is perhaps less so than many of its contemporaries - it's a rarity for a Barolo to offer such an early ready-to-drink window.
The Brovia family’s winemaking history dates back to 1863, with an enviable collection of vineyards in some of the zone’s greatest crus (Rocche di Castiglione, Villero, and Garblet Sué), as well as a sizeable holding in the Cru Brea in Serralunga d’Alba.
Brovia’s work in the vines and in the cellar embody a truly traditional sensibility, one executed with sensitivity and precision. Their wines have always displayed an uncanny balance between ruggedness and grace. Farming their vines with no chemical inputs, they hand-harvested, and carefully sorted their grapes, with indigenous fermentation in large cement tanks.
While Barolo’s style pendulum continues to swing away from the excesses of a few decades back, it is a true reward to work with an estate who never succumbed to modern technology’s seduction.