Producer Profile


Barolo, Alba, Piedmont, Italy

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 Rocche, Villero and Garblèt Sue’ in Castiglione Falletto and Ca’Mia and Brea in Serralunga d’Alba. Their philosophy is to present Barolos with distinctive personality; equal care is taken with each cuvée, highlighting the uniqueness of their individual place. The satisfying end result is a range of wines which truthfully reflect the family’s great vineyards. Four generations later, at the end of the 1980s, Elena and Cristina Brovia started to work in the winery after having finished their studies. Academia is a part of the family’s philosophy, believing that knowledge of the world and wine will improve the quality of their final products. Elena is “Agrotecnico,” dedicated to the vineyards and Cristina is “Enotecnico,” dedicated to the cellar. Both of them have inherited the vineyard tradition and guarantee the future of the winery. In 2001 Elena’s husband, Alex Sanchez, who possesses a bachelor in Economics and an MBA, moved from Spain to Langa (Piedmont) and started working in the winery. In the vineyard, nebbiolo is green harvested, promoting ripe fruit in the Fall, then rigorously selected for the highest quality. Production is traditional; procedures in the cellar are based on 3rd generation enologist Giacento, while some new techniques have been incorporated by Cristina. The wines are fermented at a cool temperature. Their Barolos are aged in large French and Slavonian barrels (approx 30 Hl volume) then bottled without filtration. During the resting period in bottle, each cuvee develops and expands its bouquet, becoming increasing distinctive.

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