Braida – Bricco dell’Uccellone Barbera d’Asti

R1,095.00

Giacomo Bologna is considered to be the pioneer who not only improved the overall quality of wine made in Italy from the Barbera grape varietal, but also to have the varietal’s name on the world stage. Reducing yields and employing French Barrique barrels to age the wine, imparted flavour and structure and thus rendered the wine age-worthy, a characteristic that had never previously been ascribed to Barbera. First released in 1982 this wine immediately became a leader on the national and international wine scene.
PROVENANCE
The Bricco dell’Uccellone grapes grow in a 6 ha single vineyard on a southern steep slope in the ‘frazione’(township) of “Bricco”, just up the hill from Rocchetta Tanaro, Asti, Northern Italy.
TASTE PROFI LE
This wine is a perfumed and fruit-driven wine. Showing notes of dark berries, sour cherries, spices and smokiness. The bouquet is aromatic and complex with a remarkable intensity and multilayered concentration. The palate is voluptuous and full-bodied and its rich fruit is lifted by the crisp acidity. The multidimensional structure is in perfect balance with the wine’s juicy fruit and quality oaking.

24 in stock

Product Size: 750 ml
SKU: BRA/BRUC/16 Categories: , ,

Description

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.

Additional information

Wine Region

Piemonte / Piedmont

Appellation

Barbera d’Asti DOCG

Wine Estate

Braida

Wine Cultivar

Barbera

Vintage

2016

Food Pairing

Cheese – Hard Matured (24+month Parmigiano and similar), Lamb Roast, Meat Risotto, Red Meat Braai/Barbecue, Roasted Vegetables, Tomato based dishes – pastas – soups

Size

750 ml

Wine Style

Bold, Fruity, Full-bodied, Wooded

Suggested for

Cellaring / Collecting, Classic Wines, Friendly Evening

Grapes and Vineyard
Made with 100% Barbera grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards in Rocchetta Tanaro.

In the Cellar
Temperature controlled maceration on skins lasts 20 days. The wine is then transferred to oak barrels where it ages for 12 months, before ageing for another 12 months in the bottle.

Service
Size a 17-18°.

Size
0,375 L – 0,75 L – 1,5 L – 3 L – 5 L – 12 L