2013 Piedmont Standout
2013 Brovia Barolo Rocche di Castiglione

Posted by Joe Salamone

I'm not going to belabor this. It's obvious that word is out.

A long-time traditionalist, Brovia has joined Piedmont's top ranks in recent years while the wines have remained priced at a fraction of their peers. Brovia's single vineyard Barolos are some of the smartest buys around.

Rocche is a key site for Brovia. Not only does Brovia have a very choice parcel in the vineyard, it’s their oldest holding and home to their oldest vines. If we were to tally up our favorite bottles of Brovia, ones from Rocche would dominate the list.

In Rocche, you find a gorgeous balance between the more muscular Barolos of Monforte and Serralunga and the more perfumed and feminine examples from La Morra. Rocche leads with beautifully complex floral, red fruit and spice notes, backed by a firm edge of raw tannin. Above all, Rocche is about aromatics and elegance.

Brovia's 2013 Rocche explodes with finely delineated aromatics and has a tremendous finesse and lift on the palate. There's something intricately grand about the 2013 while remaining light on its feet. Overall, the 2013 Rocche is brimming with kaleidoscopic intensity and an impressive architecture. We expect it to age beautifully.

On Brovia's 2013s, Antonio Galloni has written: "Readers should do everything possible to add some of these wines to their cellars." We completely agree. We should warn you, though, that the 2013 Rocche is very limited. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits