Wine "Bricco dell'Uccellone" Barbera d'Asti DOC, 2009, 3 L
Wine of intense ruby red color.
The wine has a strong, pleasant mild flavor with a remarkable structure, refreshing acidity, smooth tannins and a long finish.
Complex aroma of wine abounds notes of red fruits, cocoa and eucalyptus, supplemented mineral intonations.
The wine goes well with red meat, poultry (including birds), seasoned cheeses and traditional dishes of Piedmont cuisine, for example, a hare with pears.
"Bricco dell'Uccellone" - a very popular wine, also known as the first wine of the Italian varieties Barbera. The wine has an excellent aging potential - at least 10 years of age. The name of the wine "Uccellone" translated literally means "big bird". According to legend, in a vineyard once stood the house in which lived an old woman. She often stood on the balcony of his villa and watched District. She was dressed all in black and looked like a bird, so she was given the nickname "uccellone". This name vineyards and wine farms gave the owner Giacomo Bologna. "Bricco del Uchchellone" is created from the harvest from the vineyard "Uchchellone" - one of the best in Rocchetta Tanaro (Asti). This vineyard provides elegant, complex wine, rich in fruit and mineral hints that can eventually become even more sophisticated. Braida farm owned plot of 11 hectares, located on the top of a hill at an altitude of 160 meters above sea level ("bricco" - top of the hill). In the process of making wine berries undergo alcoholic fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks at a temperature termokontroliruemyh 25-30 ° C for 20 days. Then the wine is aged 15 months in French barriques and 12 months in bottles.
Company founder Braida - Giacomo Bologna is famous, above all, the fact that thanks to him, it became clear - Piedmont Barbera variety can serve as a basis for creating the greatest wines in the world. Today Barbera - one of the most common varieties of the region. As the son of a winemaker, Giacomo Bologna created in 1961, a small company in the province of Asti Braida, in Piedmont. By the early 80s the company has already produced three star wine "Uchellone" "Bricaud della Bigotta" and "Ai Suma" . Thanks to the care of plants and aging in small French barriques, Bologna was able to shake the wine world, creating a rich and complex wines from varieties that were previously considered only subsidiary. Today the company is successfully managing Anna - Giacomo's widow and children - Raffaella and Giuseppe.