Baudana owns just 4 hectare of vines in two of the great Serralunga vineyards. In 2004 they entrusted the Vaira family (who make the awesome Vajra range) to take over tending their vines. The quality of fruit from this part of the appellation made it a no brainer for Aldo to accept. To honour the Baudana family and the terroirs he keeps the wines completely separate estates. These vines are also tended organically or biodynamically.
Serralunga is a blend of the two climates of Baudana. It is harmonious and expressive. It is a nice, medium term cellar prospect that is classically Barolo.
Piedmont – Known as one of the greatest wine regions in the world, its name literally means the ‘foot of the mountain’. Piedmont located in the North Western reach of Italy. There are a lot of parallels drawn between the best wines of Piedmont (Barolo and Barbaresco) and the wines of Burgundy. The region neighbours France and Switzerland with its border defined by the Alps to the north and west and Apennines to the south. These natural defences were used to keep the Ligurians safe from Roman invasions. Luckily it didn’t work forever, as we may not have the wines that we cherish today.
Barolo DOCG – Made from 100% Nebbiolo aged for least 3 years (5 for Riserva). Famous villages include La Morra, Verduno, Castiglione, Montforte, Serralunga and Barolo. Awarded DOCG in 1980.
Nebbiolo – Famously producing long lived red wines which are light of colour, but abundant in tannin from Barolo, Barbaresco and various other local wines. This is the variety that defines the region. Typical flavours include: Tar, roses, anise, cherry, blackberry and truffle.