The Brezza private estate lies next to the small town of Barolo. The estate extends over twenty-two hectares, of which sixteen and a half are vineyards, some dating back to 1885. The wines are all certified as DOCG or DOC. The private estate takes its name from Giacomo Brezza, who with his father Antonio bottled the first wine of the estate in 1910.
The fourth generation of the Brezza family now manages the estate; sixteen and a half hectares of vineyard are located within the estate - twelve and a half in Barolo, one in the commune of Monforte, one in the commune of Novello, and two in Alba.
Location: towns of Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, and Novello
Soil structure: clay-silt, sand, silt
Trellising: Vertical canopy
Vineyard expansion: 2.3 ha
Pruning system: traditional Guyot
Exposure: a mix of East and West
This wine comes from the vineyards located in the municipalities of Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, and Novello: which represents the southwestern part of the Barolo production area. This is a Barolo that the family has always produced, even in the seventies where separation of single vineyards began to take place. This wine expresses the soil characteristics and different microclimates that blend well in the this wine.
The wine-making process for this Barolo is like that of the cru’s but with a shorter maceration process. According to Giovanni Battista Croce (1606), Nebbiolo name derives from the transposition of the adjective "noble”; this is why we continue to age our Barolo in large Slavonian oak casts from 1500 to 3000 liters, (with the planks bent on fire but not toasted) and not new oak (since the new barrels are good for the Barbera). We believe that the noble Nebbiolo grape varietal develops its power gracefully. It is aged for two years in large barrels and one year in the bottle.
Among the different types of Barolo that the family produces this is the one that is immediately appreciated by the consumer and for the first time faces the varied landscape of this wine. Despite being a less complex Barolo it is better to consume this wine at a younger age given its expressive nose and excellent elegance even in its youth.