Braida has raised the status of Barbera from everyday local wine to a complex, stylish wine which can be just as unique as a Barolo or Brunello. 1961 was the date of the first harvest of the lively Barbera del Monferrato, “La Monella”, which Giacomo Bologna decided to bottle. In 1969, Giacomo presented his wine at the Douja d’Or National Wine Competition in Asti, winning the gold medal. The single-vineyard 1982 Bricco dell’ Uccellone set the standard for the making of a great Barbera.
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grapes: Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot