"Extremely beautiful" - 2012 Brovia Barolo Rocche

Posted by Joe Salamone

Regardless of the vintage, Brovia's Rocche is utterly captivating. It's a wine that has dazzling elegance and aromatics.

The 2012 Rocche is a gorgeous expression of the site. It's pure, radiant and crystal clear.

Rocche is a key site for Brovia. Not only does Brovia have a very choice parcel in the vineyard, but 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.

Over the past handful of vintages, Brovia has been catapulted into Piedmont's top ranks. Thankfully, the prices have remained within reach. There's no doubt that Brovia's Rocche is one of the best Barolo values for the cellar.

Rocche strikes 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. For more on Brovia and their site, I strongly encourage you to check out, Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That interview with Brovia's Alex Sanchez.

In 2012, Rocche is really impressive. It has incredible elegance and perfume. It may not be the biggest vintage of the wine, but it wows in terms of harmony, finesse and nuanced, beguiling aromatics.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2012 Brovia Barolo Rocche di Castiglione

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "2012 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is extremely beautiful, open-knit and seductive. In other words; pure Rocche. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berries and bright spices come together in an effortless, lifted Barolo endowed with real class and pedigree. Unusually open at this stage, the 2012 is quite expressive, with striking purity in its fruit and fabulous overall balance. This racy, perfumed Barolo should drink well with minimal cellaring. There is so much to like."