Brovia Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Villej 2009

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

$22.99
Item No. 114365
  • red wine
  • ST88
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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • ST89

Winemaker's Notes

It is a traditional Dolcetto that emphasises well the characteristics of a wine obtained from a careful and powerful vinification. The color is ruby with violet reflections. 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 acidity and a typical bitter aftertaste.

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

Critical Acclaim

"Good full ruby. Very ripe aromas of black cherry, blackberry, licorice and violet. Large-scaled but not at all over the top, with solid but ripe acidity framing the sweet flavors of dark berries and violet. Shows a serious tannic structure for this bottling. "Two thousand nine is a wonderful, complete vintage, rich in all elements," noted Alex Sanchez."
88 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 The scent is intensive and lengthy with fresh fruit aromas and accentuated presence of wild cherry. The taste ...
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