Broglia | Piemonte
La Meirana is the name of the Broglia family estate, established by Bruno Broglia and managed today by his sons, Gian Piero and Paolo, who continue the winery’s long standing traditions. With a winemaking history that dates back over a thousand years, the historic La Meirana estate was acquired by the Broglia family in 1972, two years before the region received the designation of Gavi DOCG. Broglia has grown and evolved along with the appellation, actively assisting in the development and production of Gavi wines. Broglia was the first estate to collaborate with the Universita` di Torino in clonal research of the zone’s prized Cortese grape variety, which continues to this day.
Now a third generation family business, Broglia safeguards its oldest vineyards, which date back to the 1950s, thanks to the unique calcareous marl soil that allows the vines to have an extended lifespan. The whole estate’s 250 acres are planted with the white Cortese grape used for the production of Gavi di Gavi. The rich structure and acidity of Broglia’s grapes produce a wine which is suitable for ageing, maintaining its aromas and freshness over time.
The La Meirana Gavi is all about freshness and vitality, with apple, citrus and mineral aromas, while the Bruno Broglia bottling is weightier, due to low yields from a selection of 50 to 70-year-old vines. A recent addition to the Broglia line up is Vecchia Annata, sourced from the oldest vines and aged an astounding 85 months on lees, in tank, which retains freshness while giving the wine scintillating depth.
Broglia are widely recognised as one of the top Gavi producers on the international stage and are regular award winners and recipients of titles such as the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri.