Barolo Broglio

2016

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. 4,800 bottles made. 

93 points
"The Schiavenza 2016 Barolo Broglio is a generous and open-knit expression that unfolds to dark fruit, ripe cherry, spice, cola and aniseed. This expression makes room for warmer notes of smoked bacon or tilled earth. Those aromas seem to reflect a savory quality inherent to the fruit or winemaking rather than any ripeness from the vintage. In fact, those savory tones quickly cede to bright and tonic fruit flavors and a good dose of tingly acidity. This is a 4,800-bottle release that hit the market in June 2020."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
93 points
"Fragrant blue-flower, ripe plum and baking-spice aromas mingle with new leather. Full bodied and enveloping, the concentrated palate doles out mouthfuls of ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry jam and licorice cushioned in velvety tannins. Drink 2023–2028."
Kerin O'Keefe,
Wine Enthusiast
, September 2020
93 points
"Very aromatic with dried-strawberry and tile character. Some dried flowers, too. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins. Berry, cedar and leather undertones on the finish. Drink now."
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com
, August 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0153-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic