WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Nebbiolo
  • APPELLATION
    Piedmont, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • PRODUCTION
    6000 bottles produced

97pt Vintage by Wine Spectator A cooler growing season and late harvest resulted in wines of purity and finesse, with fine acidity; best Barolos since 2010.


Brunate is one of the most representative vineyards of the Commune of La Morra and has always been considered one of points of reference for the entire appellation. It is an inter-commune vineyard, the plot is shared, from an administrative point of view, between the towns of Barolo and La Morra. As regards the soil profile, the two sides of the two Communes are not particularly different, and even the exposure (South / Southeast) is substantially homogeneous; the only variable the altitude: in fact, it ranges from 230 meters above sea level to more than 400 meters. The soils, from the Tortonian period, feature marle of S. Agata Fossils, with a good presence of sand, particularly in the highest part of the hill.

One of the world's great red wines, Barolo is also one of the most distinctive. This is due to several factors, with two being the most important. First, Barolo is made entirely from Nebbiolo, a variety that is best expressed in the Piedmont region, where it is indigenous.

Secondly, Barolo is one of the few wines which can be mentioned in a serious discussion of terroir, as with Grand Cru Burgundy. In La Morra, there are major variations among the wines from vineyards near the town to those in the Annunziata district, to the west (and this, considering only the soils and climate, without taking into effect, various winemaking practices among producers).
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Forbes

TASTING NOTES 

Extremely consistent in quality, the wines are expressive of vintage, but very un-fussed with in the cellar. Savory, earthy and chalky, with some cherry fruit and very fine ripe tannin. An explosive wine!
--95 insider points

THE STORY TO KNOW

From the Winery The farm was born from his grandfather Antonio, who for years devoted himself to the processing of these vineyards in Brunate a small but very suitable area of ​​the municipality of Barolo.

Over the years he then passed to his uncle Armando, and now led by his nephew Claudio and the Pope Franco since 2008 they have moved on to the sale of this precious bottled product. The company, over the years, has converted to a very careful field working in respect of the territory by eliminating herbicides and insecticides in the vineyard we use the sowing seeds for fertilization and have reduced the use of treatments.