Brovia Barolo Villero 2004
Altitude 340m facing South – West.
Clay and limestone.
1.5 hectare vineyard that was planted in 1961
N° of bottles produced approx.: 5,500
Fermentation: With controlled temperature (about 28°C) for a period of 15– 20 days.
Ageing and refining: The ageing takes place in French oak (mid size barrels of 30 Hl.), where the wine is allowed to mature for 2 years.
After the ageing, the wine is put in the bottles without any filtration. The refining is carried out in a place at constant temperature and right humidity, protected from sunlight and artificial light.
A classic powerful and full-bodied wine from a historical vineyard of Castiglione Falletto. The colour is intense ruby red with a light presence of orange reflections. The smell is elegant, intense, pleasant , balanced and with a hint of withered roses, plums, minerals, tobacco, liquorice, smoke and leather. The taste is full bodied, balanced and velvety, with a huge structure and a very long finish. 14.5%
Recommended with: The traditional combinations are with game or red meat dishes. The balance of this Barolo makes it very suitable as a “meditation wine” to savour while eating grissini or small slices of toasted bread
eRobert Parker 94 points
Is heady, sensual stuff. This ethereal, mid-weight Barolo wafts from the glass with white truffles, spices, menthol and sweet perfumed roses in a defining expression of this Castiglione Falletto vineyard. The wine retains tons of grace and elegance as firm, yet well-integrated tannins frame the fruit through to the close. This is a terrific effort from the Brovia! I tasted two bottles: the first was open and accessible; the second very much shut down. I would give this wine at least another few years in bottle before giving it a try. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.