Bruna Grimaldi, Barolo Camilla, 2016

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Bruna Grimaldi

The Grimaldi family has owned 11 hectares of vines in some of Piedmont’s most sought-after communes for over 60 years, but they’ve only been bottling their own wines for 2 decades.

Like so many Piemontese winemaking families, they sold off their fruit in bulk and produced a couple of barrels for family consumption; that is, until Bruna Grimaldi took over the estate established by her grandfather so many years before.
She has embraced a mélange of winemaking techniques; some are modern, like fermenting in stainless steel, and others are classic Piedmont, like aging the finished wine in big, neutral barrels. This blending of new and old yields wines that are open and fine, with delicate aromas, generous fruit but held together by a distinct sense of place and terroir.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 93
"Bruna Grimaldi's 2016 Barolo Camilla shows a fine and silky texture with just enough weight and texture to support elegant and fragile aromas. The bouquet reveals a subtle approach, followed by wild berry, violet, spice, tar and smoke that follow with slow and seamless transitions. The tannins are young and tight, but the texture of the wine is fine and silky overall. Fruit for this wine is a blend from the Raviole, Borzone, Roere di Santa Maria, Bricco Ambrogio and Badarina vineyards. It was previously a single-vineyard expression from a plot located behind the Grinzane Cavour castle, but that is no longer the case. Given the more-pronounced structure of the vintage, I have extended the drinking window, allowing for extra lead time for cellar aging."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 95
"Camphor, pressed rose, truffle and wild red-berry aromas are front and center on this full-bodied red. Juicy and delicious, the taut muscular palate has unexpected finesse, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, vanilla and licorice alongside enveloping, velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Thanks to the ripe, delicious fruit, you can't detect the declared abv of 15%. Drink 2024–2036."

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