Barolo, Unio, 2014

  Fratelli Brovia

£275.00 for 6x75cl
10 cs
 
£300.00 for 3x150cl
9 cs
 

From the latin for “Union” Unio is a unique blend of Brovia's Barolo Crus. With 50% less crop than usual, making the full range was always going to be a challenge. As a result they decided to make just one wine. They tasted all of the cuvees in the cellar blind over three days, selecting the creme de la creme for the final blend and selling the rest off in bulk. A nose of red fruit and fresh herbs, on the palate energetic and flowing. Clean, clear flavours. Notes of red berries, cherry, alpine herbs and pepper spice. This is layered and complex yet juicy and lively. An elegant and intense Barolo that, although very open and alluring, has enough in reserve to suggest a good 10-15 years ageing capacity

Contains Sulphites.

About Fratelli Brovia

Brovia are a traditional Barolo producer, in the winemaking sense not in the vineyard sense. That is to say yields are low but the fermentations are natural and happen in cement tanks before ageing in large old oak casks for 3 years. The estate is situated in Castiglione Falleto between Azelia and Scavino, their vineyards are spread over the Castiglione and Serralunga communes. The wines are pure, characterful and gripping but in a very gentle and moreish style, they have great intensity and charm whilst also expressing individuality and reflect the distinct differences between their great terroirs.

Appellation: Barolo

Barolo is the greatest, most intense and expressive display of the Northern Italian grape variety Nebbiolo. The name is given to bottles from the Piedmont area, made exclusively from Nebbiolo, and coming from the five core towns of Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d'Alba, along with certain other peripherary villages. The wines offer power, aromatics and longevity that is almost unmatched elsewhere in Italy, perhaps the world. Top, forward thinking producers have pushed huge changes in the winemaking culture of the area, and as a result finer, purer Barolo is being produced than ever before.

Grape Type: Nebbiolo

Arguably Italy's greatest red grape variety, responsible in North-West Italy’s Piedmont region for the great reds of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. At its best it produces wines of an aromatic complexity and subtlety similar to that of great Burgundy, a region from where many pioneering producers such as Elio Altare drew their inspiration. The aromas and flavours are very different in profile to Pinot Noir however, usually characterised by roses, tar and truffle. Naturally tannic and acidic, Nebbiolo wines are excellent for long term ageing.