Brovia Barolo 2019


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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo

Localization: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Tasting Notes: This cuvée is a blend of the younger vines found in the various crus. Since its inception, the Barolo has offered a stylish take on the Brovia approach to this appellation. There is never excess here, no attempt to showboat or to flaunt an image of power. Above all, balance is the key element in faithfully rendering a Barolo of great stature. You will find here the classic grainy tannins, the long, mineral-inflected finish, the aromas of late-summer roses and flavors of dried cherries. After a fermentation of approximately three weeks, the wine is aged for at least two years in a combination of large and medium-sized barrels of Slavonian and French origin. 

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: On a shortlist of "annata" wines to buy from Piedmont this year is the Brovia 2019 Barolo. Made from a blend of fruit from Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba, this wine delivers a very sharp and chiseled performance that puts a priority on directness, freshness and length. This pretty wine has a pronounced fruity side and a mineral side, and these two parts converge beautifully. There are hints of dried mint and licorice on the close of this must-have wine.

The Domain: The Brovia family established themselves as winegrowers in the hamlet of Castignlione Falletto in 1863, amassing over time an enviable collection of vineyards in some of the zone's greatest crus, as well as a sizable holding in the cru Brea in Serralunga d'Alba. Rosenthal Wine Merchant has imported the family's gorgeously traditional Barolo since the 1978 vintage - first with Giacinto Brovia, who revived viticulture here in 1953, and today with his daughter Elena and her formidably talented husband Alex Sanchez.