Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Villej 2008

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 108576
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • ST89

Winemaker's Notes

The scent is intensive and lengthy with fresh fruit aromas and accentuated presence of wild cherry. The taste is harmonious and the wine is well structured with an agreeable combination of right acidity and typical bitter after tasting that remains in the mouth after swallowing the wine.

All dishes, particularly hot Piemontese hors d'ouvres, strong tasting pasta, rice dishes and with white meat dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Dolcetto d’Alba Vignavillej coats the glass with intense dark fruit, showing marvelous purity and length. Blackberries, blueberries, almonds and cloves linger on the close. Far from an easygoing Dolcetto, the Vignavillej needs to be opened in advance. I experimented with giving this a brief decant and tasting it from a large Bordeaux glass and was treated to a sublime experience. The Vignavillej is a terrific effort from Brovia. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2014. "
90 Points

Learn About Brovia

L'azienda Brovia is a traditional Piemontese family winegrowing estate. Giacinto Brovia began making wine there in 1863 followed by his son Antonio. Phylloxera, economic upheaval and finally the war interrupted production for almost 30 years. In 1953 Giacinto, Raffaele and Marina were old enough to take over the farm and resume winemaking. Family involvement doesn't end there...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Dolcetto

(dole-CHEH-toh) Piedmont's other grape Thoughts of Piedmont usually bring images of big tannic Barolos and Barbarescos, but an oft-forgotten everyday variety of the region is Dolcetto. Roughly translated, Dolcetto means little sweet one. While not exactly sweet, wine made from Dolcetto exudes light and fruity characteristics. Notable Facts Dolcetto is an early-ripening grape,...

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Winemaker's Notes It is a traditional Dolcetto that emphasises well the characteristics of a wine obtained from a careful and ...
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