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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate 2008
Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate 2008
(search item no. 118252)
The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine combines structure with elegance, aromatic finesse, solid character and exceptional aging potential. The Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate is the expression of a potent vintage, but very elegant at the same time. It is very drinkable; the tannins are already perfectly integrated into the wine. Ginestra Casa Mate shows lots red fruit, silky tannins and floral notes, typical of Ginestra. It is perfect for those who want to enjoy a young Barolo in top form.
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About Elio Grasso:

Currently, the Elio Grasso estate has a productive vineyard holding of 14 hectares. The cellar uses only estate-grown grapes from varieties traditionally grown, with excellent results, in the Langhe hill country near Alba.

Reflecting the imprint of the vineyard where the fruit was grown in order to give our wines their unique personality is the goal that we - myself, my wife Marina and our son, Gianluca - strive to achieve, with the invaluable assistance of our consultant wine technician, Piero Ballario.

We believe that to be acknowledged first as grape farmers, and then as wine producers, is the best way to honour, and continue the labours of, those who have faced before us the challenges that working with nature and her products, like wine, entails. This, and a desire to be true to ourselves, prompts us propose, without presumption, the convictions and conduct shared by all Langhe farming families, characteristics worth preserving and which we believe make the difference.