It all began with the nickname “Braida”, which was acquired by the great-grandfather Giuseppe Bologna who was a champion in playing “pallone elastico” on town and church squares, a typical sport of the Piedmont region. Giacomo Bologna inherited both vineyards and nickname from his father, but above all an unconditional love for his land and wine. Since 1961 until today Braida has been the amplified and faithful image of the philosophy of Giacomo and Anna, their prospect of life, earth, wine and friendship.
The Braida properties are located between the Monferrato Astigiano and Langhe districts. The heart of the activity is represented by the vineyards of Rocchetta Tanaro, with their medium consistency soils featuring sand and clay in almost equal parts. Home to the valuable crus of Bricco dell’Uccellone, Bricco della Bigotta and Montebruna and land made up of silt-rich soils where Grignolino d’Asti Limonte is born. Other vineyards are located in Castelnuovo Calcea and Costigliole d’Asti, also in Monferrato, characterised by loose and light soils composed of calcareous sand in the first case and clayey-limestone with excellent hillside exposure in the second.
In the Langa, Moscato is grown in the predominantly sandy-calcareous soils of Mango. From the loose soils, rich in sand mixed with limestone marl, of Trezzo Tinella comes the production of still white wines marketed under the label of Tenuta Serra dei Fiori, an estate created and run together with brothers Renzo and Valerio Giacosa.
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot