Founded in 1863, the Brovia family has been producing traditional Barolo in the heart of Castiglione Falletto for over 150 years. Fruit is farmed organically and comes a variety of Piedmontese ‘crus’; vinification is classic and rustic, aged in Slavonian and French oak for 1.5-2 years and bottled unfiltered. The 2010 vintage of ‘Ca’ Mia’ is loaded with tar-floral aromatics, full of juicy red fruit and grippy tannins. We’d lay this one down for a few more years.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).