Brovia 2018 Barolo, Villero, DOCG
Item Number: 17924
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barolo DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Villero Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Clay-limestone marl
Elevation: 340 meters
Winemaking Notes: No chemical treatments are ever employed in the vineyards. The hand-harvested, carefully sorted fruit ferments spontaneously in large cement tanks, with a lengthy three-to-four-week period of maceration. Malolactic fermentation takes place in steel. Aging occurs for 24 months in gargantuan, ladder-requiring old casks, mainly Slavonian with some French, and bottling is done without fining or filtration.
Vineyard Notes: Brovia owns a hectare and a half of old vines (planted in 1961) situated at 340 meters altitude in this characterful southwest-facing cru in Castiglione Falletto.
Tasting Notes: Villero’s clay-limestone marl (though still containing some sand) renders a wine of notable structure—one which often assumes a dark, brooding personality in its youth. It matures into a regal wine of exceptional depth; it is the quintessential Barolo.