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“Interesting nose with almost jammy strawberries, together with orange rind and a hint of seashell. More like sour cherries on the medium-bodied palate. Firm and flavorful with a savory finish. Tasty, if a little rough at the edges.”-JS
“Bricco Magno is ruby red in color with garnet highlights, with violet, rose, vanilla and cocoa aromas. On the palate, it is warm, full bodied, velvety, rounded and long lasting with an all-encompassing, harmonious finish. Pronounced and well rounded, the oak flavors and tannins are beautifully balanced.”-Winemaker Notes
“Villadoria, a winery deeply-rooted in tradition is building a bridge to the future. Over the years, the Lanzavecchia family, winemakers for four generations, has witnessed the evolution of an area which has its most precious treasure in wine. The Serralunga d’Alba hills, in the heart of Barolo, is the ideal location for the cultivation of the native vines at the origin of Piedmont’s most prestigious wines. It is in this invaluable land that Villadoria is located on the Cappallotto Estate: over 20 hectares in the heart of the Langhe. From starting as a nursery selling root stock to other growers in the late 1800’s they opened their winery in 1959.
In recent years, Daniele Lanzavecchia turned over the winemaking to his daughter Paola. Her talents have raised the profile of Villadoria by applying the most modern technology to the concept of traditional production, which takes meticulous care with every stage of the process. They farm naturally/sustainably, not using any pesticides or chemical fertilizers and are founding members of the Associazione Nazionale Biotipico.
Paola has renovated the old cellars and brought in new casks and barriques, designed a new tasting room and the overall look and feel of the winery. She is continually improving the quality and flavor profiles of her family’s wines. Her wines are the “new bridge” in the sense that they are softer, more elegant with integrated tannins yet still uphold the “iron fist inside a velvet glove” tradition of what makes Piedmont wines the most prestigious of all of Italy.”-Winery Notes
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Bricco Magno is a wine with a long history: its label shows an original 1899 painting found in the Cappalotto farmhouse, depicting the vineyard which rises in front of Villadoria cellars. The name means 'Great Hill', which is a good name for a wine born many years ago, the brainchild of Pietro and Daniele Lanzavecchia and now the Villadoria brand's ambassador the world over. It is modern in style and encompasses the power of its land of origin and the modernity of today's techniques.