Barbera d'Asti, Bricco Uccellone, Braida, 75cl
Uccellone is one of the best vineyards on the hilltops of Rocchetta Tanaro. This wine takes its name because once upon a time, in a house adjacent to the vineyard, lived an old lady who always dressed in black and was nicknamed "l'uselun" in Piedmont dialect meaning the big bird (l'uccellone). The wine is left to mature for 15 months in 225L oak barrels, followed by 12 months in the bottle. The wine has an intense ruby red colour with garnet glints. A rich and complex bouquet, of considerable concentration and depth, particularly highlighted by scents of red fruits and undertones of minty spices, vanilla and liquorice. Ideal with rich meat dishes, roasts and mature cheeses.
Full & Opulent