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Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana

$99.00

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Vintage: 2018
Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Nebbiolo

Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana is fermented in oak and then aged in large Slavonian casks for 32 months. Open-knit with a stunning intensity of potpourri, wild strawberry, camphor, and sweet violet. Its graceful style continues on the palate with refined silky tannins – firm and slightly dusty – refreshing acidity and a slightly warming finish. The finish is austere yet full of licorice elegance, and the woven integration it exhibits will keep this strong for decades.

Song: Road to Joy by Peter Gabriel

Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Cherry, Red Plum, Strawberry

BODY

Full-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Strong

ALCOHOL

14-15%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Vajra USA

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana

Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana is fermented in oak and then aged in large Slavonian casks for 32 months. Open-knit with a stunning intensity of potpourri, wild strawberry, camphor, and sweet violet. Its graceful style continues on the palate with refined silky tannins – firm and slightly dusty – refreshing acidity and a slightly warming finish. The finish is austere yet full of licorice elegance, and the woven integration it exhibits will keep this strong for decades.

About Luigi Baudana

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” -Gustav Mahler

Luigi and Fiorina Baudana are the namesakes of the località Baudana, the hamlet just north of Serralunga d’Alba, and of the historical cru that lays on the western slope of the hill. The beginning of their family history is lost in time and Luigi never precisely knew whether his ancestors gave their name to the place or took their name from it. It was thanks to Fiorina’s love and encouragement that the two decided to stop selling their family’s grapes to cooperatives and start producing their own estate wines.

The Baudanas and the Vairas (of G.D. Vajra fame) met in 2008, at a time Luigi and Fiorina were considering retirement. It was a very secretive first meeting across the Tanaro River on a silent Monday night. Many more discrete encounters followed throughout the summer while walking vineyards and barrel-tasting together. The sympathy and human bond that was established over those many hours led the Vaira family to suggest they could become the ‘guardians’ of Luigi and Fiorina’s history rather than just taking over their land. This is why the old cellar is still operating today, to vinify and age the Baudana Barolos. The Baudana name lives on through each bottle.

As of the 2009 vintage, the Vaira family has been at the helm of Baudana’s mere 4.1 hectares—2.6 of which are Barolo, 1.5 of which are Langhe Bianco. Through impeccable farming (always organic, with certification as of the 2019 vintage), keen interpretation of vintage, and a gentle, slow, traditional approach in the tiny cellar (open-top fermentations, long cappello sommerso macerations), the Vairas are able to highlight the nuances of the Baudana and Cerretta crus, which despite being adjacent to one another, can offer fascinating differences in the glass.

Luigi Baudana is a true garagiste production, one of the most limited in the entire Barolo region, and expresses the austere, intense, and charming character of Serralunga d’Alba.