Broccardo Barolo “I Tre Pais” DOC ’14
I Tre Pais is a storybook of flavors and classically Barolo in all the right ways. Light and feminine while still assertive and bold. This wine will take even the most well heeled wine connoisseur’s breath away. The wine begins as do all the Broccardo wines, with a cold fermentation and spends on average 20 days on the skins. Malolactic takes place in steel tanks and then the wine is aged for 24 months in large Slovenian and French oak barrels ranging in age from new to 10 years. The wine will sit, a minimum, 10 months in bottle before it is released to market.
I Tre Pais shows beautiful garnet color with orange highlights that becomes increasingly pronounced as it extends its aging. Flavors are “rose pedals meets tea leaves” with a light spice element and oak aromas of vanilla and licorice in the background. Fresh and rich at ﬁrst, then smooth and balanced on the finish. Pure red fruit and polished tannins abound. This wine can spend years in the cellar maturing or be consumed immediately.
About the Winery
The Broccardo family winery is described as having a young heart, but one with strong origins in the past. Filippo, Laura and Federica are the culmination of everything that has been handed down from their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents: a respect for the land, a passion for the job that requires hard work, techniques to naturally cultivate the vineyards and vinification with little intervention that preserves the fruit and terroir characteristics of the Lange area.
The Broccardo vineyards are in three of the most popular areas of the Langhe suited to the production of Barolo wine – Monforte d’Alba, Barolo and Novello. The vineyards cover seven acres facing south and southwest. The composition of the soil is characterized by clay, tuff, sand and silt left by the withdrawal of the Sea Padano about 16 million years ago. The alternation of these layers gives to their wines excellent finesse, structure and elegance. The wine cellar is in Monforte d’Alba, which in 2014 was designated a Unesco patrimony.