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Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate 2008

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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Winemaker 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.

Critical Acclaim

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RP 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Licorice, tar, menthol, spices and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that flow from the 2008 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate. This dramatic, large-scaled Barolo impresses for its towering depth, complexity and sheer pedigree. Tar, menthol, licorice and spices wrap around the fleshy, deep finish. The Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate is considerably more powerful than the silkier Gavarini, but both wines represent the height of finesse in Nebbiolo. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.
Rating: 98+
WS 93
Wine Spectator
So graceful and harmonious, yet well-structured, with a lush texture covering the acidity and tannins. That provides the ideal foil for this red's cherry, plum, spice and tobacco flavors. Finishes long, with freshness and a mineral accent. Best from 2014 through 2027.
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Elio Grasso

Elio Grasso

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Elio Grasso, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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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.

WWH0126119_2008 Item# 118252