Braida’s 54th Vinitaly. The winery founded in Rocchetta Tanaro (Asti) by Giacomo Bologna in 1961 returns to Verona from 10 to 13 April 2022, in Hall 10 Stand N4, to tell the new chapters of its long love story with Barbera d’Asti.
For the first time this year, we will be tasting Braida’s new expression of Barbera, Curej: a young and fresh wine, reserved for restaurant menus, made from grapes grown on the land surrounding the Braida Wine Resort in the 18th-century farmstead of San Bernardo, on the Asinara hill in Rocchetta Tanaro. 2019 was the first vintage and the 8000 bottles made sold out in no time. The 2020 vintage was released for sale in March.
Barbera d’Asti Curej joins Braida’s other expressions of Barbera: La Monella, Barbera del Monferrato frizzante – the 2021 vintage of which will be available for tasting at Vinitaly -, the reserves, Montebruna, Bricco dell’Uccellone and Ai Suma (all from the 2019 harvest, with Bricco dell’Uccellone and Ai Suma, presented as a preview of the wines due for release in September) and Bricco della Bigotta (2018, Tastevin Ais award).
Barbera is also the protagonist, joining Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, in the blend of Il Bacialé (2018), as well as in the Grappa Invecchiata di Bricco dell’Uccellone (2017).
“Barbera is in our DNA” – explain Raffaella and Giuseppe Bologna, owners of the winery – “and it is without doubt the grape variety that best identifies Braida in the world. It’s the great love of our family, the wine of our relationships, ever since those first vineyards, left by grandfather Giuseppe to our father Giacomo, where the grapes used to make La Monella are cultivated. Then those in Belveglio, which our mother Anna brought as her dowry and where, next September, we will be celebrating the fortieth harvest of Bricco dell’Uccellone. And the vineyards of Montebruna, which Giuseppe and I bought and put together, and which we still look at today with great pride: a year ago we enriched the area by planting a wood populated with oak trees, making a promise of sustainability for our children and the land where we live”.
But Braida, by tradition, is also Limonte, Grignolino d’Asti Doc (2021), which originates above Rocchetta Tanaro, in soil rich in clay and silt that gives the wine its unmistakable structure, and the aromatic wines, Vigna Senza Nome, Moscato d’Asti Docg (2021) and Brachetto d’Acqui (2021).
And for more than thirty years, the Rocchetta Tanaro winery has been offering great white wines of the Langa, from the Serra dei Fiori estate in Trezzo Tinella: La Regina, Langhe Nascetta Doc (2020), Il Fiore, Langhe Bianco Doc, made from Nascetta and Chardonnay (2021), Re di Fiori, Langhe Riesling Doc (2020) and Asso di Fiori, Langhe Chardonnay Doc (2020).
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