Barolo, Villero
Fratelli Brovia

Barolo, Villero, 2018


Destination

vintage


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Portfolio
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2018

6x75cl

DP

£554.42


2018

6x75cl

DP

£554.42



Fratelli Brovia, Barolo, Villero, 2018

2018

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Fratelli Brovia, Barolo, Villero, 2018

Pressed flowers, a touch of anise, liquorice and dark raspberries exude from this pale, suave Villero. So ethereal and yet the palate has an accessibility uncharacteristic of this cru, with a fine powdery acidity and gentle pulling tannins, there is more than enough concentration on display to render it superb, with a fine seam of freshness and liquid minerals running through the wine. Marvellous. From more compact clay soils than the Rocche facing southwest, giving rounder more generous wines that nonetheless maintain a certain elegance. Aged in large used oak casks for two years.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
14.5%
88/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2018 Barolo Villero comes across as light and lacking in body, with modest depth and complexity for this cru. The 2018 is nicely balanced, with pretty aromatics, but the flavors and textures just aren't fully developed. On the plus side, the typically potent young Villero tannin are also dialed down. It' a wine that plays at volume of 3 rather than 8 or 9. Ultimately, the 2018 feels hollow.
Date Reviewed:
02/2022

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Fratelli Brovia

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.

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