Brezza

Barolo, Piemonte

Piemonte

Brezza are one of the great names of Barolo, their first vineyards were purchased in 1885 by Giacomo Brezza and they now have twelve and a half hectares including land in the famed cru’s (vineyards) of Cannubi, Castellero and Sarmassa.  In total the family release around 80,000 bottles a year, half of which is Barolo.

The family famous restaurant and hotel in the centre of Barolo, run by the exuberant Oreste Brezza, is a legend and destination for both the locals and international lovers of Piemontese cuisine, it is the wines though which are now causing a stir in Barolo.

Oreste’s son Enzo took charge of the winemaking in 1989 and he has achieved the remarkable feat of changing everything, whilst changing very little.  Enzo’s experience includes the great modernist winemaking temples of California and Australia and his godfather was the ultra-traditional Bartolo Mascarello, these contradictory streams have been distilled into a clear vision for his wines where the role of the vignaiolo is infinitely more significant than that of the enologist.

The vineyards are managed with sympathy to the environment and are now registered as organic.  Santa Rosalia is the name of a vineyard area just outside of Barolo, on the way to the beautiful town of Diano d’Alba.  Brezza have just under a hectare of Barbera planted here at an altitude of three hundred metres on a west facing slope.

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5 Item(s)

  1. Brezza. Barbera 'Rosalia' 2013

    Brezza Barbera Rosalia

    Leather and damson, truffle, red berry and hawthorn.  A vibrant, tannic, full flavoured, uncompromising.


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  2. Brezza. Barolo 'Cannubi' 2012

    Brezza Barolo Cannubi 2012
    Barolo DOCG

    Enticing berry, violet and rose aromas, full supple fruit, fine ripe tannins beautifully laced through the wine, almost painfully fine.  Remarkable purity, undoubtedly a forward vintage which I suspect has excellent potential to develop over the next fifteen years.


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    £44.00
  3. Brezza. Barolo 'Sarmassa' 2011

    Brezza Barolo Sarmassa 2011
    Barolo DOCG

    White rose, camomile, tarragon and sloe on the nose, pure, deep muscular wine, deep damson and sloe with rose, liquorice and spice.  A remarkable, full wine that balances delicate nuances with real power, the purity of Nebbiolo is uninterrupted by oak, a very beautiful wine.


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  4. Brezza. Barolo 2011

    Brezza Barolo 2011
    Barolo DOCG

    Quite deep core of garnet but very pale on the edge, no evidence of amber of bricky colours.
    Extraordinary nose, huge and complex, a bit of an assault really: dark chocolate, cedar, rose petals the full Barolo experience in fact.


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  5. Brezza. Barolo 2012

    Brezza Barolo 2012
    Barolo DOCG

    Quite deep core of garnet but very pale on the edge, no evidence of amber of bricky colours.
    Extraordinary nose, huge and complex, a bit of an assault really: dark chocolate, cedar, rose petals the full Barolo experience in fact.


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5 Item(s)