Brezza, Barolo Sarmassa, 2008

$109.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

Beautiful, elegant Barolo from a well-known Cru in the Commune of Barolo. Brezza is a traditionalist at touch, but makes his wines a little less tannic that other traditionalists. This is drinking at its beautiful peak today.

Excellent provenance: this was acquired from the masterful collection of perfectly kept Italian wines at Del Posto.

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While we are fortunate that the fashion for big & bold, flashy & opulent has seen its day in Barolo, that doesn't mean that every traditionally made Barolo manages to achieve the harmony and elegance that we seek—but Brezza delivers.

The wines from this address have always been good, but they've become truly fine in recent years. Enzo is the driving force behind the huge step up in quality that this old estate has taken in the past decade or so, as well as their conversion to organic viticulture. He makes unfailingly honest and delicate wines of purpose.

Brezza's wines are all from hand-harvested estate fruit and are fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. The Baroli are aged in 3,000L untoasted Slavonian oak botti. None of the wines are fined or filtered. The results are classic beauties of red fruit and charm.

Professional Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

WE 91
"This opens with a bright fruit tone backed by notes of raw spice, fresh ginger, cola and dried herb. The palate shows clean, bold intensity thanks to the firm, polished nature of the tannins." -Kerin O'keefe

Details

  • Country

    Italy

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Grape Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Vintage

    2008

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Earthy , Elegant , Rich

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied