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G.D. Vajra - Luigi Baudana, Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2016
Italy / Red

G.D. Vajra - Luigi Baudana, Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2016

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In the history of Barolo, before the prevalence of single-cru bottlings, it was more common to blend fruit from sites of differing exposure, altitude, and soil type in order to obtain a more expressive and balanced wine.  Baudana's Barolo Serralunga combines fruit from the younger vines (planted 1990) of the Cerretta and Baudana crus and, more recently, adds fruit from a small parcel in the cru of Costabella, just next to Baudana. Cerretta (SE exposure) has the typical Serralunga soils called Formazione di Lequio over a substrate of iron-rich clay.  Baudana (SW exposure) combines some Lequio with the Sant'Agata Fossili soils more commonly found in La Morra and Barolo.  Costabella (S-SE exposure) is more purely composed of the Sant'Agata soils.

Depending on the vintage, parts of the three crus will be co-fermented. Fermentation is spontaneous in open-top wood vats, with macerations lasting 20-25 days. Aging is in Slavonian oak botti, followed by more aging in bottle.  Around 8,000 bottles produced. 

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Barolo
Region
Piemonte
Varieties
Nebbiolo
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Marl
Winemaking
The Vairas farm 1.6ha of Baudana, SW-facing at 350m. Vines for the Barolo Baudana are the oldest, planted in 1960. Fermentation is in open-top wood vats, which lasts 20-30 days with manual punchdowns. Depending on the vintage, up to 5% whole clusters could be used, fairly rare for Nebbiolo. After fermentation, macerations continue cappello sommerso for an additional 20-35 days. Aging is for around 32 months in neutral Slavonian oak botti, followed by at least 8 months of bottle aging.