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Luigi Baudana

Luigi Baudana Barolo Serralunga 2018


Due to tiny production and high demand for this wine, we are currently limiting orders to 3 per person.

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmonte

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Nebbiolo

Luigi Baudana is one of the smallest active wineries in Serralunga d’Alba and the entire Barolo region, with only 2.6 hectares (6.4 acres) farmed in some of the prime crus of the village. 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.

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.  

Aromas and flavors of juicy red raspberries, plums and cherries. Fine-grained tannins and bright acidity lead into an elegant finish with a hint of cocoa.

Note: The vintage 2018 is considered one of the finest, classic vintages of Barolo in the last 20 years and we strongly agree.