The Brezza private estate, with vineyards in Barolo dating back to 1885, takes its name from Giacomo Brezza, who with his father Antonio bottled the first wine of the estate in 1910. The family has strong ties to the land and region. Winemaker Enzo Brezza has stayed true to the family style; he crafts traditional wines of noted finesse that display elevated characteristics of the varied soil types present in commune.
The wines hailing from the self-named Barolo commune are of moderate structure, more elegant and feature finer olfactory significance than its neighboring communes. The wines of Brezza embody this distinction, with nebbiolo holdings in the grand cru sites of Sarmassa and Canubbi. More noteworthy, however, are the barbera vines in Canubbi Muscatel and the dolcetto vines in San Lorenzo; locations of such value in the zone, that these "lesser" varieties are rarely encountered.
Attracting the most glory, prestige and fame to the Piedmont region, Nebbiolo in all of its expressions—Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Ghemme and Gattinara—creates a complex wine, truly unique for its delicate qualities combined with strength and a great potential to improve over time.
But Nebbiolo isn’t all there is to red wine from Piedmont! Barbera is the most planted variety and historically most popular as a dependable, food-friendly, everyday wine.
Beyond these two, a surprising number of red varieties call Piedmont their home. Worth a try include Dolcetto for its bold concentration and aromas of spice cake. Other grapes to investigate include Freisa, Croatina, Brachetto, Grignolino and Pelaverga.