This is a choice selection of the finest Nebbiolo grapes from the homonymous vineyard within the Terlo cru planted in 1962. Only about 20% of the grapes are cherry-picked for Costa Grimaldi. Their intrinsic excellence is complemented by élevage, of which 20% is in barriques and the rest in 18 and 30-hl. oak barrels for 30 months followed by at least 6 months in bottle. Intense, ample bouquet, magnificent body, sweet tannins.
"The 2006 Barolo Costa Grimaldi reveals superb intensity in its dark cherries, violets, menthol and spices. Medium to full in body, the Costa Grimaldi reveals exceptional length all the way through to the pure, finessed finish. This is the most powerful of the estate's 2006 Barolos. It is a magnificent Barolo from Einaudi. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.
Over the last few years Einaudi has settled into an approach that successfully combines elements of modern and traditional approaches. In 2006 the Nebbiolo harvest took place during the first half of October. The Barolos were fermented in stainless steel, and aged first in French oak and subsequently in larger, neutral casks. Einaudi is among the properties in Piedmont moving in a direction that increasingly favors large oak over small French oak barrels."
The Wine Advocate
"A masculine style, displaying tar, prune, black cherry and eucalyptus notes. The tannins emerge as this crosses the palate, expanding on the lingering, spice- and leather-filled finish. Be patient. Best from 2014 through 2032."
"A selection from Einaudi's Vigna Terlo, planted in 1962 in the commune of Barolo, this wine aged in large oak casks for two years. It's tense and spicy as a young wine, with scents of cumin and persimmon adding to the redness of the fruit. Fine acidity makes this mouthwatering, balanced by a touch of sweetness in the finish. For the cellar."
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