2014 Brovia Barolo Unio (750ml)15 4 0 0
The Brovia estate was founded in 1863 in the village of Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Barolo district. The family has been continually engaged in the growing of grapes and the production of wine since that time. They have been conscientious buyers of some of the finest vineyard sites in their home village of Castiglione Falletto and the neighboring Serralunga d’Alba and own parcels of some of the best Crus of Piedmont. Their wines are made using mostly hands-off, non-invasive winemaking producing excellent results.
"Unio" is the only Barolo produced by the Brovia’s for the 2014 vintage. It is composed of selected parcels in 2 Cru vineyards and a small amount of their Normale Barolo.
"Iris, new leather, aromatic herb and dark spice are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fragrant, focused red. The chiseled, elegantly structured palate is all about firm finesse, offering red cherry, cranberry, star anise, chopped mint and white pepper framed in taut refined tannins and vibrant acidity. Still youthfully austere, it's a classic Barolo reminiscent of times gone by, and will be even better in a few more years. Drink 2020–2029." 94 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2018)
"Here's an interesting expression from Alex Sanchez and Elena and Cristina Brovia in Castiglione Falletto. The 2014 Barolo Unìo opens to a dark color tonality and an immediately velvety texture. The bouquet is brimming with dark fruit aromas spanning from Morello cherry to bitter currant. Spice, tar, cola and balsam herb fill in the background evenly and with harmony. This is a well-balanced wine from the 2014 vintage that shows impressive integrity across all the senses. Some 24,000 bottles were produced." 93+ points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, June 2018)
"Just bottled, Brovia's 2014 Barolo is superb. Ample and broad on the palate, it is endowed with serious muscle and pure power. Lavender, mint, pine, plum, sage and a host of mineral and savory notes wrap around a core of plush dark blue/purplish fruit. The 2014 is a superb wine that may very well turn out to be even better than this note suggests." 92+ points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, November 2017)