Badarina is the symbolic vineyard of our family. It is the expression of the power and minerality that characterize the terroir of Serralunga d’Alba. Here, a unique microclimate and terroir require more time for the Nebbiolo to ripe. The resulting wine is a Barolo of extraordinary complexity which is distinguished by the intensity of the aromas and the great structure. Ethereal bouquet, with red fruits, raspberries, herbs, balsamic hints that emerge with aging. Important tannins, freshness and minerality, for a Barolo of energy that improves over time.
Food pairing: rich dishes such as mains with meat, game, stew and matured cheese.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Vineyard: located in the municipality of Serralunga d’Alba, MGA Badarina.
Exposure: East, South-East, South.
Altitude: 450 m.a.s.l.
Soil: white marls with rich limestone, good presence of clays and layers of sandstone (sand cemented with limestone). Soil composition: Formazione di Lequio, circa 15 million years old.
Harvest: grapes are harvested by hand in plastic crates between the beginning and mid-October. The vineyard is divided in plots taking into consideration the exposure, rootstock, depth of the soil and the plant-soil interactions. These lots are harvested separately.
Clusters are selected carefully in the months before the harvest, each lot is picked separately. Barolo Badarina is vinified in purity. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled tanks. Long skin contact macerations that last 25-35 days and submerged cap management are also carried out. The malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel and concrete tanks. This Barolo is aged in big Slavonian oak barrels and partly in French oak tonneaux for 24-30 months. The wine also spends time in bottle before being released. Formats available: bottle (0.75L), magnum (1.5L), jeroboam (3L).