Luigi Baudana `Dragon` Langhe Bianco 2022

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First discovering this in one of the best gastropubs in west London, this wine has spread its wings on the London restaurant scene and is now seen 'by-the-glass' around some of London's top restaurants. 

It is one of those wines that has universal appeal with its incredibly appealing signature combination of freshness and creaminess it is a brilliant addition to any list as well as to your wine fridge.

The winery of Luigi Baudana is one of the smallest in Barolo with only 6.4 acres of vineyards and since 2009 has been under the care of top Barolo producer G.D. Vajra. Located in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba the tiny production is limited to three Barolos and this wonderful white field blend.

Made with the rare but high quality local grape Nascetta, along with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a little Riesling which are for the most planted together and then all vinified together, so a proper, traditional field blend, though quite unusual to see in Piedmont.

Dragon is a symbol of courage for Vajra, who experimented here with local and international white varietals in this fresh and perfumed white wine.

Aromas of hawthorn, citrus and a hint of flint. On the palate, it is structured, with its signature balance between freshness and creaminess. It concludes with a nice saline finish.

Its incredibly moreish and is a classic house wine at home that works as an aperitif, or with salads, roast chicken, or all afternoon in the summer.