Broccatelli Galli

Bastia Umbra, Umbria - Lat: 42:57:57N , Lon: 12:29:24E

Umbria

Brogal Vini is a family business that makes unpretentious, honest wine.
They are big, (huge by our standards) with 50 hectares in Torgiano and 28 in Montefalco and a central winery in Bastia Umbra which may not be ‘bello’, but is very practical.
For ‘bello’ it is worth travelling a few kilometres south to an old farmhouse which the family has renovated and transformed into holiday apartments with the most lovely views across the valley to Assisi.


Gianpiero is at the helm and rallies the various factions of the family with great skill and in 2014 oversaw a quiet revolution where winemaker Riccardo Cotarella was replaced by the youthful Fabrizio Truffoli and the trading names of the company were phased out in favour of the original founders’ names ‘Broccatelli Galli’.
Change ran deep and the winemaking converted to ‘wild yeast’ fermentations, new wines were added, others dropped and all tweaked, exciting times.

As a rule, we fall for their young wines that are made from the young vines in Torgiano, they have lovely open, pure flavours.

For many years the Grechetto and Sangiovese have been our ‘house wines’ and we have no plans to change this, both are far better than their price suggests.
Grechetto is a white vine rarely seen outside Umbria, it is a necessary component in Orvieto, bestowing freshness and importantly, delicately complex flavours.

There is a second winery below Montefalco where the Sagrantino di Montefalco and Rosso di Montefalco wines are produced, we ship the Rosso regularly but occasionally find uncut Sagrantino liable to cause a tannic overdose.

 

 

alcohol level
10

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  1. Broccatelli Galli. Bianco 2015

    A wine with crystalline purity, grapefruit, greengage and herb flavours.  A great little aperitivo.


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  2. Broccatelli Galli. Grechetto 'Selezione' 2015

    A lovely weight of fruit and fine mineral structure (decent body), almond, ripe herb and grapefruit.  Very superior everyday drinking.


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  3. Antigniano. 'Bizante' 2013

    Almond and apple, pineapple and a well balanced touch of vanilla and cream. Very good.


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  4. Broccatelli Galli. Montefalco Rosso 2013

    A wine that is comfortable in itself and makes no effort to masquerade the dark, earthy patina of Sagrantino freshened with the black cherry and damson of Sangiovese.


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  5. Broccatelli Galli. Trebbiano Spoletino 2015

    Certainly no ordinary Trebbiano, peach, lime and apricot stone on the nose, rosemary and sage.  Tight, intense fruit, apple, mineral, grippy peach flavours. Quite unique, there is some real structure and depth and brightness of fruit.


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  6. Antigniano. Sagrantino 'Preda di Falco' 2005

    Elegant, jam, damson, ketchup and spice. Drying tannins, approachable but not easy, needs a good 8 hours in an open decanter. Wine for cellaring.

     


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alcohol level
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