The Brezza family has owned and operated their winery and vineyards since 1885. The property has taken its name from Giacomo Brezza, who with his father Antonio had produced their first bottle in 1910.
“Proprietors of tradition for 4 generations, we believe that the best way to represent the uniqueness of our terroir in our wines is to stay in constant harmony with the land and its fruits. Our philosophy is to produce mono-varietal wines and to take more care to better their health of the vineyard.”
The family is practicing organic viticulture and uses green manure which enhances the vitality of the soil. In fact, some of their 70+ year old vineyards are still producing healthy grapes. They harvest all of their vineyards by hand and let the wine go through spontaneous fermentation from the natural yeasts (both alcoholic and malolactic) and are aged traditionally in large, 3,000 liter Slavonian oak casks that are not toasted. All the wines that spend time in the oak are unfined and unfiltered.
Location: Towns of Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, and Novello
Trellising: Vertical Canopy
Pruning system: Traditional Guyot
Exposure: A Mix of East and West
Plant Density: 3,700 Plants per Hectare
Soil structure: Clay-Silt, Sand, Silt