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Brovia Barolo - Piedmont

Brovia Barolo 2016 - Piedmont

Vintage: 2016 | Type: Reds | Producer: Brovia
Region: Italy
Alc: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

94 POINTS
jamessuckling.com
93 POINTS
The Wine Front

$144.00: as part of any six
$160.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 6 bottles.


 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.

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Reviews


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jamessuckling.com

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Walnuts, berries, tar and hints of smoke on the nose. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and a dusty finish. Chewy at the end. Drink after 2023.

James Suckling


93 POINTS
The Wine Front

A blend of Serralunga and Castiglione, and perhaps not the charm of 2015, though no shortage of power. Importer: Heart & Soil

Quite nutty and savoury, a bit of tar and leather here, but also sweet cherry and plum, with a little mint. Rich and earthy, some spice and walnut, a smattering of orange peel and dried herb, powerful very traditional style, with chalky tannin, fresh feel though a tarry core, and firm tannin on a long amaro laced finish. Needs a few years to loosen up, for sure.

Rated : 93+ Points

Gary Walsh


Producers notes

The Brovia wines are vinified in the classic style. Grapes are lightly crushed before going into the fermentation tanks. The length of the fermentation period depends on the grape variety but the Nebbiolo for various Barolo cuvées can extend as long as a month or more at temperatures between 28 and 30 degrees Celsius. The Baroli are aged for at least two years in 30 hectoliter barrels of Slavonian and French oak. The wines are then bottled without filtration and released to the market after an additional 18 to 24 months of bottle-aging. The cuvées of Dolcetto and Barbera are handled differently, with the Dolcetto being aged exclusively in stainless steel tanks and the Barbera in stainless with a portion of the Serralunga-based wine in smaller barrels (more detail is provided below)., with a portion going into French oak barrels for 9 – 10 months. The wines are bottled without filtration.

The Brovia estate encompasses 19.2 hectares with 55% of the production dedicated to Barolo, 25% in Dolcetto, 10% to Barbera and the remaining 10% produced from Arneis, Nebbiolo d’Alba and Freisa.

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