Barolo Broglio

2015

Broglio is Schiavenza's largest cru holding, with 1.5ha owned here.  The vineyard is located at 360 meters above sea level with a south-east exposure.  Due to a bit more clay in the topsoil, Broglio is also the most productive site in the Schiavenza range.  To achieve balance and to let the Serralunga terroir speak clearly, this vineyard requires more labor than their other sites, with multiple passes of canopy work, bunch-thinning, and green harvest.  Of the four Barolos, Broglio can often be the one that is most aromatically and structurally "ready" at a young age, perhaps even more so than the estate's Serralunga bottling. 

94 points
"Macerated cherry and raspberry fruit gets plenty of company from the eucalyptus, tar and tobacco notes in this taut, racy red. It tightens up on the finish, with terrific balance overall. Best from 2023 through 2045. 683 cases made, 208 cases imported"
Wine Spectator
, Oct 2019
92 points
"The 2015 Barolo Broglio is endowed with real energy and punch. Sweet red cherry, iron, dried rose petal, mint, star anise and spice notes lend an exotic flair to this mid-weight, wonderfully expressive Barolo from Schiavenza. Soft curves and forward fruit give the 2015 lovely immediacy, but there is a good bit of structure as well."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, August 2019
92 points
"The 2015 Barolo Broglio (with fruit from Serralunga d'Alba) reveals a slightly dusty bouquet with focused mineral definition. Beyond those notes of crushed stone and flint, you get licorice, dried fruit and camphor ash. This wine is more detailed and focused in personality, with many moving parts that make for a graceful aromatic performance. In the mouth, the tannins are dry and firm."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, June 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB0153-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic