Barbera

Braida Bricco dell' Uccellone Barbera d'Asti 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Barbera
Grapes
Barbera
Winery
Braida
Region
Piedmont
Country
Italy
94 AVG
Drink it now or cellar for 10-15 years. No need to decant it but best to open it half an hour before serving.

The Braida winery is a great example of passion and dedication handed down over several generations. It was founded in 1961 by Giacomo Bologna, an enlightened winemaker who had inherited the vineyard, the nickname of Braida and a deep passion for the art of making wine from his father, Giuseppe. Today Giacomo is considered worldwide as the father of modern quality Barbera, and his children, Giuseppe and Raffaella, continue to produce famous, award-winning labels, a symbol of passion and professionalism.

The 100% Barbera grapes are sourced from the vineyards located in Rocchetta Tanaro, 160 meters above sea level, on soils rich in clay and sand which give the wines great aroma and structure.The grapes are left to macerate on the skins for 20 days. After fermentation, they remain in the barrique for 12 months and in the bottle for another year.

This is a perfect example of a generous and well structured Barbera. It is robust, with a great body and complex notes of spices, small red fruits, undergrowth, mint, vanilla, and licorice. As always, the Braida winery manages to get the best out of this surprising grape variety, producing reds with fantastic structure and remarkable aging potential. Pair it with Bolognese lasagna, gnocchi with duck sauce, or aged cheese.
 
Description
Drink it now or cellar for 10-15 years. No need to decant it but best to open it half an hour before serving.

The Braida winery is a great example of passion and dedication handed down over several generations. It was founded in 1961 by Giacomo Bologna, an enlightened winemaker who had inherited the vineyard, the nickname of Braida and a deep passion for the art of making wine from his father, Giuseppe. Today Giacomo is considered worldwide as the father of modern quality Barbera, and his children, Giuseppe and Raffaella, continue to produce famous, award-winning labels, a symbol of passion and professionalism.

The 100% Barbera grapes are sourced from the vineyards located in Rocchetta Tanaro, 160 meters above sea level, on soils rich in clay and sand which give the wines great aroma and structure.The grapes are left to macerate on the skins for 20 days. After fermentation, they remain in the barrique for 12 months and in the bottle for another year.

This is a perfect example of a generous and well structured Barbera. It is robust, with a great body and complex notes of spices, small red fruits, undergrowth, mint, vanilla, and licorice. As always, the Braida winery manages to get the best out of this surprising grape variety, producing reds with fantastic structure and remarkable aging potential. Pair it with Bolognese lasagna, gnocchi with duck sauce, or aged cheese.
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