Guiseppe Bologna was a simple man who managed a vineyard for himself and his friends on the side and produced small amounts of wine with great dedication. The tasty drop quickly became popular in the village. His son Giacomo probably inherited the love for the Barbera grape from his father. In only three generations, the Bologna family managed to bring Barbera d'Asti to the big wide world. For a long time, this grape variety was not expected to achieve such greatness - but Giacomo recognized the modern taste and its round, ripe tannins early on. The Braida Bricco d'Uccellone Barbera d'Asti DOC 2011 0.75 l has its name from an old woman who always dressed in black and was therefore called "l'uselun" (= the big bird). This Braida is made by macerating on skins at a controlled temperature for 20 days. It is then aged for 15 months in 225-litre oak barrels. Then it is left to rest in the bottle for another 12 months for refinement. Awards: - 2008 vintage: 92/100 points from Robert Parker. - 2010 vintage: 92/100 points from Wine Spectator Tasting notes:Intense ruby red in the glass. In the nose multilayered after berries, cherries, peppermint, vanilla and liquorice. At the palate very aromatic and well structured. Long lasting and well balanced in the finish. Grape variety: Barbera. Soil: sand, clay. Aging: 15 months in barriques, 12 months in bottle. Closure: Natural cork. Drinking temperature: 18-20°C. Drinking age: Until 2033. Braida Bricco d'Uccellone is an excellent food companion and goes very well with poultry, roasts and mature cheeses.