Barbera d’Asti “Bricco dell’ Uccellone” DOCG

Braida di Bologna

Pronunciation
BREEKOH-dell OOO-chell-oh-nay
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Braida di Bologna
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Giuseppe Bologna

Overview

Bricco dell'Uccellone is an old vine, single vineyard Barbera, a very famous wine; widely regarded as Italy’s top Barbera. It is well suited to long aging. The name literally means "big bird" as the vineyard was oft watched over by a very tall woman who would stand on her villa's balcony and curiously watch the vineyard workers when they were tending the vines. Thus came the name from Giacomo Bologna.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Barbera
Vinification
Manually harvested grapes are soft pressed and vinified in s.s. steel tanks with with 2nd fermentation in oak.
Aging
12 months in new barrels. 12 months in bottle before release.
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Intense ruby red with garnet highlights.
| Aroma
Rich, complex, crushed berries and small red tree fruits, in the background there are mint, vanilla and liquorice spices.
| Taste
Dry, generous, full-bodied. Significant structure. Great softness, long aromatic finish.
| Serving Suggestions
Full flavoured meat dishes, roasts and grilled marinated meat and aged cheeses.

Barbera d’Asti “Bricco dell’ Uccellone” DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$88.00
CSPC#:
702972
Available Sizes:
750ml
1500ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker -91 points

The flagship 2005 Bricco dell’Uccellone is a wonderfully fragrant version of this wine. It is unusually refined in its expression of small red fruits, spices, flowers, tar, smoke and toasted oak, all of which are supported by finessed tannins. Readers who enjoy the big style of Bricco dell’Uccellone might prefer other recent vintages, but those seeking a ore restrained Barbera will find much to admire here. This is a beautiful wine. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2013

The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker - 92 points

The 2006 Bricco dell'Uccellone reveals a touch more ripeness and inner perfume than the Bigotta yet shows similar clarity and precision. While made in a soft, opulent style, in this vintage Bricco dell'Uccellone is a touch more restrained than has sometimes been the case, resulting in a wine that is noteworthy for its finesse and elegance. Sweet scents of French oak, smoke, licorice and jammy dark fruit linger on the clean, refreshing finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018.