Luigi Baudana is a 10-acre estate in Langhe. For 30 years it was owned and operated by Luigi Baudana and his wife Fiona. Baudana’s family has been making wine in Serralunga d’Alba for many generations. In 2008 Baudana sold most of his interest in the estate to the Vajra family, who run the commercial side of the business. Baudana still is winemaker, however, and the estate remains highly admired among Barolo cognoscenti. Luigi Baudana also makes a white blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Nascetta. About 800 cases are of Barolo are produced annually.
This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.