A serious biodynamic Dolcetto. Muddled berries and dark fruit, tobacco, cedar, leather and a touch of Brett. A stand-out. — a month ago
Plenty of fruit left: prune, raisin, fig, dried orange peel, dried cranberry, rosemary and bay leaves, crushed stone, blood, allspice, roasted leaves. Tar, leather, balsamic vinegar, sour cherry and mint on the palate. 13.5% abv. Elevated acidity, elevated pulverized sweet tannins, and medium+ finish. — 16 days ago
Fascinating how different this is from the Rocche 13' (from the same producer). Goes to show that Piedmont is indeed a great distraction from Burgundy, which has been reflected in the increasing prices. Thankfully, Brovia's wines are still "under the radar." Affordable, in the scale of things.
Neighbouring vineyards. The Rocche - blue-fruit focused, leaner, less tannic on the palate (but you could smell it), elegant if not firmer. The Villero - red-fruited, more classic on the nose, brawny palate, with big spice tones and a blood-like minerality. No preference of one over the other at the moment. Rocche, the queen of Brovia's line-up, and Villero, the king! Their purity, nuance, and turbo-charged aromatics are seriously impressive, though it doesn't make it any easier to drink them at this early stage. Definitely cellar these crus. Minimum 20 years! — 9 days ago
Robbing the cradle, but so delicious 🤤 captures the best of Serralunga but with a sense of generosity. Classy, structured, power and elegance in harmony even at this stage in its life. More time would certainly bring more complexity, but with leg of lamb roast this was killer. Rose petal, exotic spices, dried flowers, eucalyptus, black cherries, clove, camphor and limestone. — 17 days ago