FROM PRODUCER: The blue clay, embedded deep down in the terroir, translates in
an elegant, juicy but never hefty wine. Baudana 2014 is rich in red fruits, sour plum
and marinated apricot, with a hint of black tea and pine needles. The layered and
textured palate shows supple tannins and a fresh sapid finish. Baudana capture
the gentle essence of Vajra combined with the power of Serralunga.
Baudana enjoys amazing soil conditions, thanks to a higher water retention. Harvest usually takes place on the third week of October. Fermentation starts quite fast and runs smoothly for approximately 30 days, followed by another 10 days of maceration. One Slavonian cask is used to ferment most of the grapes, with some stainless-steel vessels used as a backup. Punch-downs and gentle pump-overs are the only operations over the time of maceration. The wine is wracked into oak after malolactic fermentation and spends an average of 32+ months in large Slavonian oak casks.
Baudana is a hidden gem among the historical vineyards of
Serralunga. Once celebrated, then forgotten, today finally regains its past prestige.
Located on the western slope of Serralunga, just north of Parafada and Lazzarito,
features a Sant’Agata fossil marl with a peculiar bluish tone. This is a rather unique
soil within the contest of Serralunga d’Alba.