We like the 2008 vintage in Piedmont. After the (mostly) blowsy and extracted 2007s, the 2008s show much more like an excellent ‘classic’ vintage, so while the wines display some ripe fruit, the best are vibrant and balanced, with great natural acidity and ripe tannins. They should age well.
Our visit to Brovia in May was a highlight – as it has been in recent years. The wines are focused and distinctive; medium-bodied, aromatic and pure, with tons of minerality. We’ve been selling Brovia here since we opened, and while there have been many memorable wines, they seem to get better with every vintage.