Category:  Consignment
Product #:  226299
Bottles per Case:  6
Price : $108

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2011 Brovia Barolo Cru Villero

Varietal:  Nebbiolo (100%)
Region:  Piedmont, Italy
Winery:  Brovia

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Background

In the 1940’s, Giacinto, Raffaele and Marina took over the business that had been set up as far back as 1863 by grandfather Giacinto, and their own father, Antonio. A new winery now stands in a harmonious blend of tradition and technological progress. The Brovias own great vineyards, such as Rocche – which has always been renowned for its prestige – and Villero, a vineyard in the heart of the Barolo growing areas of historic importance. A new generation of Brovias has taken to the wine-making tradition with skill and enthusiasm, looking to the new century with the confidence that comes from such strong ties with the past and brimming with the desire to continue to improve.Robert Parker constantly reviews Brovia’s wines with scores in the 90’s for their Barolo line.

“This is a superb set of wines from Brovia. For reasons I can-t quite understand Brovia remains incredibly overlooked considering the quality of the juice they put in the bottle. In recent years Brovia has been making terrific wines in an enlightened traditional style that is immensely appealing. The estate favors long fermentations. The single-vineyard Barolos are aged in French oak casks, while the Barolo (made from young vines) is aged in Slavonian oak. The resulting wines offer notable complexity and tons of site-specific detail, which makes them great choices for learning about some of Piedmont-s top terroirs. Even better, prices have remained exceedingly fair in relative terms, although US importer Neal Rosenthal declined to provide pricing on the 2004 Barolos. Readers should be aware that Brovia has decided to hold back the release of the 2004 Barolo Villero as they believe the wine needs more time. These are some of my notes from a barrel sample of that wine I tasted in April 2007: -stunning .... sublime .... elegant.- Simply put, Brovia is on fire. Readers won-t want to miss out on these exceptional wines.” Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


Reviews

93+ points, Monica Larner (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate):
"The 2011 Barolo Villero exhibits a full body and thick concentration. Ultimately, this is one of my favorite wines from Brovia in this vintage. I love the muscle and heft that the wine shows, and the fact it delivers that power with the utmost elegance. Nothing is heavy or overdone here. You really get a sense of the quality of fruit achieved in the Villero vineyard. The wine shows integrated tannins and impeccable dark fruit balance. I tasted through a wonderful selection of new and recent releases from Alex Sanchez that represent the 2011 and 2010 Barolo vintages, respectively. I also had an exciting sneak peek back in time to the 1990 Barolo Rocche dei Brovia that has since morphed into the Barolo Rocche di Castiglione. The big piece of exciting news at Brovia is farming is now all organic. This has been the case since the 2010 vintage."


 

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