Luigi Baudana is a true garagiste production, one of the most limited in the entire Barolo region, and expresses the austere, intense, and charming character of Serralunga d’Alba. As of the 2009 vintage, the Vajra family has been at the helm of Baudana’s mere 4.1 hectares. Through impeccable farming (always organic, with certification as of the 2019 vintage), keen interpretation of vintage, and a gentle, slow, traditional approach in the tiny cellar (open-top fermentations, long cappello sommerso macerations), the Vajra's are able to highlight the nuances of the Baudana and Cerretta crus, which despite being adjacent to one another, can offer fascinating differences in the glass.
Pairing: Truffle Risotto, suckling pig
Viticulture: At the time of the vintage Practicing Organic
Soil: Cerretta (SE exposure) has the typical Serralunga soils called Formazione di Lequio over a substrate of iron-rich clay. Baudana (SW exposure) combines some Lequio with the Sant'Agata Fossili soils more commonly found in La Morra and Barolo. Costabella (S-SE exposure) is more purely composed of the Sant'Agata soils.
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