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Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej 2014

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Bottled two weeks ago Hint of VA greets the nose along with dark fruit aromas that are tight and continue to show some fermentation aromas along with a hint of pencil lead. Powerful and smooth in the mouth, this is juicy and darkly fruity with notes of sliced plum and spiced jerky flecked with mineral on the palate. Tense on the backend, this is lighter bodied but with some tactile presence in the mouth, though soft and gentle with small tannins that add enough firmness and length to the long slightly candied, plummy finish. 88pts

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Brovia:
“In the wonderful hills of Barolo wine, where the landscape begins to take on a different, more animated guise, there is a family that has always been associated with wine: the BROVIAs. The Winery had been set up as far back as 1863 and is settled in Castiglione Falletto. Paying always attention to the importance of the “terroir”, with time and an uncompromising attitude to the selection of th... Read more
“In the wonderful hills of Barolo wine, where the landscape begins to take on a different, more animated guise, there is a family that has always been associated with wine: the BROVIAs. The Winery had been set up as far back as 1863 and is settled in Castiglione Falletto. Paying always attention to the importance of the “terroir”, with time and an uncompromising attitude to the selection of the finest vineyards in Langa, the family has been able to acquire great vineyards in the Barolo growing area: Rocche, Villero and Garblèt Sue’ in Castiglione Falletto and Ca’Mia and Brea in Serralunga d’Alba. Thus, the philosophy of the Winery is to propose great personality Barolos (as with the other wines produced), all made in the same way, but with very specific and clean characteristics, always different among them; Barolos that faithfully reflect the richness of our great Langa vineyards. “ Read less

Editorial Reviews for Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/24/2014

Bottled two weeks ago Hint of VA greets the nose along with dark fruit aromas that are tight and continue to show some fermentation aromas along with a hint of pencil lead. Powerful and smooth in the mouth, this is juicy and darkly fruity with notes of sliced plum and spiced jerky flecked with mineral on the palate. Tense on the backend, this is lighter bodied but with some tactile presence in the mouth, though soft and gentle with small tannins that add enough firmness and length to the long slightly candied, plummy finish. 88pts


Member Reviews for Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 06/24/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Jeremy Block
28373022
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/07/2010

Barbera is normally a good, light, highly acidic fruit driven red wine that is hard to displease. And yet, all to often, Barbera (and Dolceto and Gringolino for that matter) are lost in the heystorm of Barolo and Barbaresco infatuation. Brovia steps up to the plate in their "Sori del Drago" and delivers a knock out punch. This is an ultra serious wine, that doesn't mess around. Incredibly pretty with violets notes laced all around it. Succulent, yet firm tannins open up to a grainy yet minerally spine. Hands down one of my favorite Barberas.


Snooth User: Jeremy Block
28373022
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/07/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vignavillej

External Review
Vintage: 2008 08/24/2011

Violet-ruby in the glass, with intense arromas of pulpy cherry flesh, this wine has accompanying flavors of blackberries, almonds, and cloves that mingle well with sturdy tannins and the acidity expected of any self-respecting Italian red. Brovia does not exploit his Dolcetto to make additional cash as his Barolos age sit in barrel before release; the family has always considered Dolcetto an early-drinking wine worthy of attention and take care with its elevage. Briefly decant to release its potential and pair with sausages blended with Italian herbal seasonings, white pizza with truffle oil, or a mushroom sauté.


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Vintage: 2007 12/24/2009

Medium-bodied with voluptuous plum fruit. As is so typical of Barbera, this is dangerously easy-drinking. A bottle for those who crave a red with substance without a highly tannic backbone.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/05/2009

Introductory Dolcetto: light-bodied, dry, with cherry aromas, decent tannins and lots of acidity. Calls for salami, aged cheeses and olives and from a




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