Brezza remains one of Piedmont’s great undiscovered gems. The estate’s Barolos, made in a rigorously traditional style, show tons of vintage and vineyard character in the classic, mid-weight style that is the signature of traditionally made Barolos from the village of Barolo. Brezza offers a beautiful window into the fascinating world of traditional Barolo. If you truly love that style, these are wines you will definitely want to enjoy and collect.
Shielded from the scorching midday sun in 2011, Sarmassa lies within the limits of the village of Barolo and is arguably the family’s finest vineyard, which they purchased in 1989. It faces slightly east, slightly north and slightly west: it’s cooler than Cannubi, being more compact and together, with candied fruits, panettone and kirsch cherry essence. On palate it is more delicate and refined than the nose would have you expect. Will age very well in bottle.
( The 2010 came third in a Decanter Magazine tasting line-up in March 2015 )