Brovia 2018 Barolo, Rocche di Castiglione, DOCG

Brovia 2018 Barolo, Rocche di Castiglione, DOCG

Item Number: 17922

UPC: 0-811644010672

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Rocche
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sand
Elevation: 350 meters

Terroir Notes: Rocche di Castiglione is one of the most coveted crus in the appellation, and for good reason: its high-altitude (among the highest in Castiglione Faletto), 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 always the most refined, lithe wine in their lineup.

Winemaking Notes: One cannot help but be struck by the stark simplicity of the cellar operations. As in the past, the fermentation starts with natural yeast in old, large concrete tanks. Fermentation can run as long as a month, after which the cru Barolos move to 30-hectoliter Slavonian oak casks for 24 months. This is followed by 18 months in steel and another long aging period in bottle. Bottling is done without fining or filtering. Furthermore, the Brovias employ no chemicals whatsoever in their vineyards, thereby putting them in a small minority in this exalted region.


  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 95 (8/11/2022)

    Alex Sanchez makes memorable wines. His Brovia 2018 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione hits close to home, as this vineyard in Castiglione Falletto is especially elegant and well managed. The wine shows pinpoint precision with small berry nuances, wildflower and crushed stone. The mineral signature adds beautiful focus.