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Braida Barbera d’Asti

Plenty has been written about Giacomo Bologna, who was one of Piedmont’s great characters as well as innovators. Bricco dell’Uccellone, first made in 1982, is the original oak-aged Barbera of outsized proportions. Bricco della Bigotta can often match it, while Ai Suma, which incorporates late-harvested grapes, can be even richer and more powerful. All should […]

Bava Barbera d’Asti

Advertising and marketing have given this medium-sized producer a higher profile than many in Piedmont, despite its being closer to Torino than any of the leading wine towns. However there is also serious intent here from the Bava brothers with several good ageworthy Barbera the main quality focus. The two top examples, Pianoalto and Stradivario […]

Araldica Vini Piemontesi Barbera d’Asti

Araldica is a large co-op with 300 members and 900 ha of vineyard. Under the direction of Claudio Manera it has become synonymous with approachable soundly made Piemontese reds and whites. Acquisitions in recent years, including Il Cascinone in the Monferrato hills (where the vineyards have been restored) and La Battistina in Gavi, are now […]

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