Braida is the story of Barbera – from the lightest and most carefree expression to the deepest and most sensual – and the unprecedented adventure of the white wines of the Langa, Nascetta, Chardonnay and Riesling.
L’Uccellone was the nickname of a woman who lived on the hill where the vineyards were located. Her nose looked like a bird’s beak and she always wore black, and this is how she got her nickname in the village. Made with 100% Barbera grapes in the hills planted with vines owned in Rocchetta Tanaro. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months, before aging for another 12 months in the bottle.
Very deep ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Rich and complex bouquet with outstanding concentration and density; scents of red berries and forest fruits are particularly evident, with a background of minty spices, vanilla and liquorice. Generous flavour with excellent body and remarkable structure, a perfect combination of the characteristics of the grape and the contribution of wood, resulting in refined smoothness and class, with a very long aromatic persistence. Ideal with roasts and meat dishes, also with sauces, and mature cheeses.
"The 2019 Barbera d’Asti Bricco dell'Uccellone is one of the best versions of this wine I can remember tasting. Rich and full-bodied to the core, with stunning depth, the 2019 offers up a beguiling range of black fruit, mocha, chocolate, grilled herbs, lavender and incense. There's still plenty of concentration and oak to support it, but without the excesses of some recent years. it has been a while since I have been able to say a Braida wine is exciting, but the 2019 certainly is! Drink: 2023-2034. (Dec 2022)" - 95 points, Antonio Galloni Vinous
Producer:Braida (Giacomo Bologna)
Appellation: Barbera d'Asti
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