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Braida di Giacomo Bologna

"Stretch ball," a local Piedmontese sport, is the pastime that occupied Giuseppe Bologna every Sunday in his youth, earning him the nickname 'Braida.' At a young age Giuseppe founded the Braida estate, cultivating a single vineyard of Barbera to make wine for himself and his friends. It was this vineyard that he passed on to Giacomo Bologna along with an unbounded love for this wine and the land where it was made. Giacomo truly appreciated the finer things in life and produced a wine that catered to his own exacting standards. He believed that great wine must come from great soil and had been fortunate enough to inherit land that was ideal for grape growing.

Giacomo Bologna was actually the first to realize that Barbera could age brilliantly in small oak barrels. In the 1980's he put this discovery to use, creating three now-famous crus, Uccellone, Bricco della Bogotta, and Ai Suma. The extraction, clarity, and superb balance of these wines is simply unbelievable. Today, Giacomo's wife Anna and their children continue the plans and dreams that he conceived long ago. Giacomo's family stresses that while wine is made with your hands through established techniques, it cannot truly be great unless the winemaker has a great passion for it.

Wines:
Il Fiore
Asso di Fiori
Grignolino d'Asti
La Monella
Il Biacialè
Montebruna
Bricco dell'Uccellone
Bricco della Bigotta
Ai Suma
Vigna senza nome
Brachetto d'Acqui
Dolcetto Serra dei Fiori
Region: Piemonte

DOC(G)s:
Barbera d'Asti
Grignolino d'Asti
Brachetto d'Acqui
Barbera del Monferrato Frizzante
Dolcetto d'Alba
Langhe
Moscato d'Asti
Monferrato
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Braida di Giacomo Bologna Bricco della Bigotta 1999 750ml
Price: $109.99
Braida di Giacomo Bologna Bricco della Bigotta 1999