A village which is at the centre of the world
It all began with the nickname “Braida”, which was acquired by the great-grandfather Giuseppe Bologna who was a champion in playing “pallone elastico” on town and church squares, a typical sport of the Piedmont region. Giacomo Bologna inherited both vineyards and nickname from his father, but above all an unconditional love for his land and wine.Since 1961 until today Braida has been the amplified and faithful image of the philosophy of Giacomo and Anna, their prospect of life, earth, wine and friendship.
Raffaella and Giuseppe Bologna, both oenologists, are the third “Braida” generation and are united by the initial dream to elevate the Barbera grape into a noble status which for some would seem to be reserved only for international varieties.
At the winery Braida the courage of the young generation
is combined with firmly rooted traditions. Indigenous varieties such as Moscato, Brachetto, Grignolino and the famous Brabera grape, vinified into its typical “petillant” version ‘La Monella’ or the traditional still red wine ‘Montebruna’, are kept as basis of the product line alongside with varieties that are corresponding with the taste of the international market: therefore Merlot, Pinot Nero and Cabernet are used in the modern style blend ‘Il Bacialè’..!
Giacomo ventured to produce a Super Barbera
vinifying the grapes into a quality wine and maturing it subsequently in French barriques barrels, a practice unknown to most at that time but widely used nowadays. Bricco dell’Uccellone, the flagship wine of the company, has now become one of the world’s leading Italian wines.
“Bricco dell’Uccellone, the flagship wine of the company, has now become one of the world’s leading Italian wines. “