PIEDMONT | ITALY
L'azienda Brovia is a traditional Piemontese family winegrowing estate. Brovia owns land in the best "cru" of Piedmont such as Rocche, Villero and Garblét Sue. These different vineyard plots represent a range of soil types, from heavier clay to direr limestone. The Brovias are extremely conscientious winegrowers and the accumulated experience of generations means that they know the characteristics of each of their vineyards, if not of each of the individual vines, and the wines that come from them. Nevertheless, they perform soil analyses every two years to ensure that the elements are in equilibrium for the vines to produce high quality grapes. Despite their place among Piedmont's top traditionalists, Brovia's wines cost significantly less than their peers, though it's difficult to know how long this pricing discrepancy will hold.