Bàja

Description

The name Bàja is derived from the legend of Bajos, compagnon of Ulysses, who is said to have died and be buried right there in the village of Baia. We chose to make a Falanghina from a very special vineyard situated atop a promontory overlooking the sea right above the fishing village of Baia (NA) within the Campi Flegrei appellation. The combination of the vines sitting right above the sea and the volcanic soil, give this wine deep minerality and huge savouriness in the mouth.

Additional Details

Vineyard: Campi Flegrei, Baia, Naples.

Elevation: 50 to 150 meters above sea level

Orientation: South West facing

Vineyard Size: 1+ acre

Average age of the vines: 25 to 50 years, original root stock

Soil:  Of volcanic origin with sandy soil characterized by a strong presence of ash and lapilli

Training System: Double Guyot

Varietals: Falanghina

Harvest: Around mid-September, manual harvest. 

Fermentation: The grapes undergo gentle pressing and fermentation occurs in steel vats with temperature control using indigenous yeasts. 

Ageing: The wine ages for 6 months “sur lies” in steel and another 12 months in bottle.

Bottles Produced: 2000 bottles.

Alcohol: 13%

Potential Cellaring: 5+ years

Tasting notes: Baja has deep mineral notes combined with elegant fruitiness, and the surprising saltiness of the sea. These are the classic characteristics of an exceptional Campi Flegrei Falanghina, which make it the perfect accompaniment to seafood.

Bàja Data Sheet