Bruna Grimaldi Camilla Barolo 2014 | Precision Balance
Bruna Grimaldi Camilla Barolo 2014 projects dense garnet color with subtle bricking on the rim. Pronounced floral aromatics of dried lavender, long-stem roses, and cherry blossom underpinned by notes of morello cherry, leather, and Cameroon tobacco. While the palate is precision balanced. In addition with a firm grip to its dense tannins and crunchy fruit followed by earth and perfume on its long, evolving finish. Drink now-2040.
94JS | Some crushed red roses and lighter red-fruit aromas in an attractive, fragrant style. The palate has neat and succulent energy, good depth and nice, fine tannins, which bring in a really impressive depth of berries and cherries. Drink Bruna Grimaldi Camilla Barolo 2014 now or hold.
Azienda Bruna Grimaldi Barolo Estate
Azienda Bruna Grimaldi has followed the path that has led so many traditional Barolo estates to distinction. Hence, it was rooted in raising grapes and making bulk wines until an ambitious family member decided to push the operation to a place where it had not yet been. So in the Grimaldi family, that was Bruna, who took over in the 1999 vintage along with her husband, Franco Fiorini. As a result nearly two decades later, this is one of Barolo’s top value producers.
This Bruna Grimaldi Camilla Barolo 2014 hails from the family’s best vineyard. Sitting above 725 feet elevation, just north of Serralunga d’Alba. While elegant and perfumed, showing morello cherry, leather, and Cameroon tobacco in the glass. James Suckling praised the “neat and succulent energy” of the 2014 Camilla. As a result, he awarded 94 points and recommended as a “drink or hold. So at $34.99, this is a fantastic price for a Barolo fit for the short term, or for the cellar.
Homage to Barolo Tradition
Grimaldi and her husband Fiorini, produce three distinct wines—Badarina, Bricco Ambrogio, and Camilla. While coming from three locations: the vineyards in Serralunga that Bruna inherited from her mother, the vineyard in Roddi that she and Franco purchased, and the family’s original property in Grinzane Cavour. Situated at 725-825 feet of elevation and oriented to the south and south-west. Hence, Camilla is located alongside the winery itself and is considered the family’s top vineyard.
Most of all, Grimaldi’s techniques in the field and in the cellar are an homage to Barolo tradition. Also, using no chemicals to control pests or weeds or mold. The grapes are harvested and selected by hand. Fermenting with 15-20 days of skin contact and aging for 24-30 months in tonneau and large barrels. While boasting pronounced dried fruit and herbs, a deep garnet color, and pronounced floral elements. Hence, a precise and firm Barolo that delivers a ton of value for the money, whether it is destined for the dinner table or the cellar.