The Brezza vineyards mostly lie in and around the small town of Barolo, the rest are located in Novello, Monforte d’Alba and two vineyards for Barbera and Nebbiolo d’Alba, the ‘Santa Rosalia’ site, are on the way up to Alba. In Barolo, a couple of hectares are taken up by Brezza’s famous Hotel Barolo and its wonderful ristorante.
Rose, menthol, star anise and woodland berry aromas come to the forefront on this elegantly structured red. It’s focused and refined, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, strawberry compote, licoricey and baking spice alongside taut, polished tannins. It closes on orange zest and minty notes. Drink 2022–2030. Rating: 95 Points; Kerin O’Keefe; Wine Enthusiast
Barolo. Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Closed nose that is a little reductive and a tiny bit grubby. Tangy cherry fruit that is hesitant to open up, and with quite prominent acidity. Lots of firm tannins, but the whole strikes a balance on the finish. Probably just needs more time. Rating: 17 Points; Wine Spectator
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