Tenuta Olim Bauda
Barbera D’Asti DOCG La Villa, Tenuta Olim Bauda
Italy / Piedmont
Andy's Tasting Notes
Bright cherry and blackberry flavours. An unoaked version with the emphasis on generous and cosseting rich fruit and spice. Juicy, warming and very drinkable. Great value.
Sustainable agricultural practices, following the rules for integrated farming which prohibit the use of herbicides. Rigorous green harvesting and bunch selection in the vineyards ensure that only perfectly ripe fruit is harvested.
Price per bottle £13.50
19 in stock
Piedmont is almost as famous for truffles as it is wine, those elusive delectable delights that need to be rooted out from the depths of the forest, so scarce but so worth it. Much the same can be said for Olim Bauda, secluded and out of the way, down a long drive off the busy Via Prata, the path gently meanders continuously rising to finally reveal the family home through a grove of trees, or if you arrive in truffle season, more likely through a rolling mist.
The estate has been in the Bertolino family since the 1960’s and was the jewel in the crown of their negociant business. Tragically Sr. Bertolino died in 1985 leaving three very young children and no-one to run the business. Overnight, the thriving winery was closed down and for the next 15 years the fruit from their fantastic vineyards was sold to other producers. In 2000 the three siblings, Dino, Diana and Gianni, decided to try to revive the estate’s fortunes and since then, have managed to re-establish Tenuta Olim Bauda as one of Piedmont’s top producers. They have devoted themselves to creating fresh, expressive Barbera d’Asti and clean, pure scintillating Gavi in the most delicate low interventionist way and without doubt they are worth all the trouble you might encounter to enjoy them.
Food matchAny rich pasta dishes
Awards & Critic Reviews
Susan Hulme MW: 95/100 pts
Andrea Briccarello: 95/100 pts
Michael Garner: 95/100 pts