BRAIDA di Giacomo Bologna will be taking part in the fiftieth edition of Vinitaly from the 10th to the 13th of April 2016 in Pavilion 10 (Piedmont) stand N4.
In Verona, Braidais staff will be presented the most recent vintages, from the 2015 harvest (Limonte, Monella, Vigna Senza Nome, Brachetto d’Acqui) back to the great reserves of 2013 (Bricco dell’Uccellone and Bricco della Bigotta), wines which, thanks to their remarkable taste-olfactory presence, have been featured in all the leading Italian and international wine guides.
The aim of the Piedmontese cellar continues to be the achievement of absolute quality, particularly for Barbera, the great love of the Bologna family.
Bricco dell’Uccellone has just celebrated its thirtieth birthday. The evocative name has its own particular story: in the house next to the vineyard, there once lived an old lady who was always dressed in black and who was nicknamed “l’uselun”, the big bird.
2013 was a late harvest, with a slow start to budding. The grapes ripened slowly too. We harvested in October, like we used to do, picking the bunches in the first autumn mists. Bricco 2013 has a clearly perceptible freshness and finesse.
The 2014 vintage, which has revealed unexpected potential and is a great Barbera, will also be tasted at Vinitaly.
The grapes of Bricco della Bigotta grow in a vineyard which is over 50 years old. The sandy soil offers us an advantage: even in rainier years, the microclimate in the vineyard is warmer. The sand allows better drainage of the water and warms up more easily, preventing the grapes from swelling up. The 2014 vintage will also be available for tasting at Vinitaly.
2014 is the vintage indicated on the labels of Montebruna and Il Bacialè: exciting wines with brilliant hints of red fruit, violets, earth and plum.
Regina Langhe Nascetta and Asso di Fiori Chardonnay: Braida’s whites for ageing are also from 2014.
The 2015 vintage of La Monella and Limonte Grignolino looks like being amazing: full-bodied, balanced and extremely enjoyable wines. The same can be said for our Brachetto d’Acqui and Moscato Vigna Senza Nome: aromatic, fresh, typical of the varieties and ready to drink. Aromatic, mineral and particularly intense from an olfactory point of view – this is Fiore 2015 Langhe Bianco: a blend of Chardonnay and Nascetta, a Piedmontese semi-aromatic grape variety native to the Alta Langa area.
Those who enjoy spirits won’t want to miss the release of our Grappa invecchiata di Bricco dell’Uccellone 2012, aged for three years in the same casks that previously contained the wine.
Outside the fair, in the old part of Verona, it will be possible to taste Braida’s wines at “Antica Bottega del Vino”, one of the most prestigious Italian restaurants, at no. 3 via Scudo di Francia.