Brovia "Rocche di Castiglione" Barolo 2016Regular price $109.00 Save $-109.00
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From 1.5 ha of southeast-facing vines in the Roche cru near Castiglione Falletto
Rocche di Castiglione is one of the most coveted crus in the appellation, and for good reason: its high-altitude, white-sand soils render a Barolo of dizzying perfume and supreme elegance. Brovia owns a 1.5-hectare parcel of southeast-facing vines at 350 meters altitude, and this is indeed the most refined wine in their lineup year after year. An exceptionally ravishing vintage of an always beautiful wine, the 2016 is already intoxicatingly aromatic, with sappy red fruits and baking spice overlaying an exceptionally focused sense of minerality; it rings on the palate without clinging, its tannins simultaneously caressing and authoritative.
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 seductive promises. The Brovia family established themselves as winegrowers in the hamlet of Castiglione Falletto in 1863, amassing over time an enviable collection of vineyards in some of the zone’s greatest crus (Rocche di Castiglione, Villero, and Garbèt Sue), as well as a sizable holding in the cru Brea in Serralunga d’Alba.