Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2001 Front Label
Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2001 Front Label

Luigi Einaudi Barolo Costa Grimaldi 2001

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Winemaker Notes

Balanced yet pronounced tannins that denote great structure and longevity. Heightened aromas, full-bodied, austere and velvety on the palate, with long finish of goudron and spice.

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2001 Barolo Costa Grimaldi is much more graceful than the Cannubi. It also spent less time in French oak barrels. Layers of dark red fruit, violets, spices, menthol and minerals are some of the many notes that flow from the glass. The 2001 shows great depth and richness. Early signs of tertiary aromatic complexity add personality and character, while an impeccable finish rounds things out in style. This is a great showing from the Costa Grimaldi. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits
Wonderfully complex at this early stage of its evolution, this 2001 is packed with aromatic spice. The red, earthy spice balances gentle but equally potent dark cherry fruit, wood tannin firming it underneath. Costa Grimaldi is a three-acre estate vineyard within the Terlo cru, from which Einaudi bottles a wine only in top vintages. This is a complete Barolo with a long life ahead.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Seriously good intensity of plum and floral aromas and flavors follow through to a full-bodied palate, with an outstanding intensity of fruit and a long, silky finish. Very fine indeed.
WE 91
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It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi (Italy’s first President) purchased the first of the Einaudi estates at San Giacomo. Today, the President’s descendants have chosen to maintain continuity with their extraordinary heritage while looking to the future, turning the oldest wine property in the Dogliani area into a cutting-edge classic. Granddaughter Paola Einaudi, her son Matteo Sardagna, and Giorgio Ruffo – together with technical director Lorenzo Raimondi and winemaker Beppe Caviola – have proven a winning team. Today, the total surface of the property (10 farmsteads) is 358 acres, 111 of which are under vine. The vineyards, in turn, are subdivided into seven terroirs. Four of these are in Dogliani (four hills, one of which is the Vigna Tecc cru, another the premier area of San Luigi), while Barolo comprises two crus (Terlo and Cannubi). Terlo is part of the estate’s original nucleus (marly-calcareous soil at 984 feet above Cannubi hill, at an altitude of 722 feet above sea level), provide a Barolo of superb breed and longevity. The underground winery, located at Tecc and completed in 1993, was gradually doubled in size and provided with state-of-the-art barrel cellars, sophisticated humidity and temperature control systems, and a new-generation bottle cellar stocking over 240,000 bottles.

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The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.

There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.

On the eastern side of the region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soils types.

The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.

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Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.

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