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2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Ceretta + 2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana

Distinctive traditional Barolos at the top end of quality and the mid-range of price,
September 30, 2019


Luigi Baudana


Luigi Baudana is a small farm in Serralunga d’Alba where they produce profound Barolo. The family has been there so long that Luigi and Fiorina Baudana do not have records of when they arrived. They also do not know how it is they have a hamlet and a vineyard named for the family.

The Baudana vineyard is on the west side of Serralunga. The soil allows good retention of water. The 2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana is a perfect example of the less austere side of Barolo in Serralunga. It shows a roundness and balance even when young. The Ceratta vineyard is on the east side and the soil is harder and retains less water. The 2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Ceretta is a perfect example of the more austere style. The balance is here too, but you have to wait a while for it to sneak out.

Luigi and Fiorina have been doing this enterprise their whole lives together. Recently, they had to make a decision because they have no heirs. Luckily they got to know the Vajra family of G D Vajra Barolo. Giuseppe Vajra began to visit, learn from them and help them with the farm. The two families formed a partnership and the Vajras have promised to maintain the Baudana heritage intact.

These are distinctive traditional Barolos at the top end of quality and the mid-range of price. By the way, 2015 is a great vintage.

Baudana Barolos will arrive tomorrow.


2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Ceretta: Ruby. Outstanding Dark cherry, raspberry, iron, violets, menthol and leather with depth and intrigue. Refined and polished with an extra layer of tannins, important structure and lively acidity. Outstanding  89/bottle

2015 Luigi Baudana Barolo Baudana: Bright ruby. Cherries, plums, spice, roses, graphite and licorice with silky tannins. Fresh gentle acidity and powerful elegance in the finish.  Outstanding   89/bottle 


Any mix of six bottles for a special price of $481

Any mix of twelve bottles for a special price of $908


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