Nebbiolo d'Alba, Brovia
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Nebbiolo d'Alba, Brovia - 2019

Item # 40019 750mL

Produced from grapes hand-harvested from sand-infused soils in a site in the village of Vezza d’Alba, just north of Alba. This comes from the Valmaggiore vineyard. This is a half-hectare vineyard that faces south at 340 meters altitude. The vines were planted in 1975. Unoaked.

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Staff Pick Notes

Entry-level bottlings of Nebbiolo are often sold in shops as 'baby Barolo', a low-cost gateway to a style known for abundant, muscular tannins, derived from long maceration and barrel aging. While we always keep a selection of these wines in stock, it's a treat to offer an alternative, like Brovia's Nebbiolo d'Alba. Aged entirely in stainless steel rather than barrel, this is meant for young drinking, and offers a direct study of the varietal, a window to the sunny Alba vineyard where the vines for this wine were planted in 1975. Medium-bodied, it opens quickly, displaying classic Nebbiolo characteristics of bright red fruit, roses, and a mushroomy earthiness. This would be an elegant supporting player for a range of Italian dishes: a weeknight mushroom pizza, a platter of chicken scarpariello, or perhaps a Piemontese bagna cauda setup.

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Pairing Advice

Try this with risotto, white meat, and game birds.

About the Producer

Castiglione Falletto, Piedmont, Italy The Brovia family winery was founded in 1863 by Giacinto Brovia, and from the beginning, the importance of terroir has been the priority of their viticultural style. Over the generations, an uncompromising attitude towards vineyard selection has allowed the family to extend their landholding into arguably the greatest of Barolo’s vineyard crus, including...

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Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive notes of strawberry, cherry, and pink peppercorn. The red Freisa is vinified in a variety of styles:...

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