One of the greatest red wines I have ever tasted from anywhere was the 1998 rendition of this wine. The wine was originally brought to the US by the great Domenic Nocerino who brought some of Italy's greatest wines to our tables. The likes of Valdicava, Gaja, Giacossa and Flaccianello. The name of the house is Braida from the family of Bologna. Giacomo Bologna started this great winery which is now run by son and daughter. Daughter Raffaella has done tasting for us before and has one of the greatest personalities to do customer tastings, she's the best. Now where most great wineries from Piedmont focus on Nebbiolo, Braida is recognized as making the finest Barbera in the world.