Luigi Baudana is the last scion of one of the oldest wine families of Serralunga d’Alba. His winery has been a secret for a bunch of fortunate wine lovers for over thirty years, producing a limited amount of Barolo and other wines. In 2003, Luigi and wife Fiorina started to look for a future for their estate. Through long-time family friends of Aldo Vaira they found his son, Giuseppe Vaira. The enthusiasm, energy and will to preserve the past history and prolong the future of this beautiful little jewel was what Luigi was searching for. Giuseppe considers himself il guardiano [the guardian] of this century-long winery and started operations with the 2008 vintage in the Baudana cellar. Farming is sustainable and takes advantage of organic and biodynamic practices; no chemical manipulation occurs to the wines.
A deep red in the glass introduces aromas of pure cherries and plums accented with spice, graphite, eucalyptus and licorice. Warm and dry character with firm tannins balanced by a fresh and gentle vibrant acidity. A unique soil composition with blue clay translates in a wine with a powerful elegance on a fruit driven finish.