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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Batasiolo Barolo 1998
Batasiolo Barolo 1998
(search item no. 50119)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

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About Batasiolo:

In the local dialect of old rural Piedmont the word "beni", meaning "property, assets", has always been used with a slightly different meaning, denoting not only the farming land belonging to large landowners, but also small-holdings: "andè' nti beni" means going out into the fields or the vineyards to work or to give instruction. Nourishment comes from the land - the asset par excellence - and the soul of the farmer, who identifies himself with his property, is inextricably tied to the land.

The "Beni di Batasiolo", the amphitheatre of vineyards surrounding Batasiolo's cellars, was the original setting for their company. Over the years other farms - other "properties" - have been added to this nucleus, and now the estate covers nearly one hundred hectares of vineyards, making it one of the largest farming concerns in the Langhe.