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Grasso Barolo Gines Casa Mate Italy 2005

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Grasso, Azienda Agricola Elio:
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... Read more
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. Read less

External Reviews for Grasso Barolo Gines Casa Mate Italy

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2012

The 2005 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate displays a darker shade of red fruits than the Chiniera, along with layers of menthol, spices and minerals, all of which come together in the glass beautifully. There is a touch more density here, yet the wine reveals superb grace, with an appealing inner perfume that carries through to the long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022. Medium red with an amber edge. Less expressive yet nuanced nose hints at brown spices, tobacco, underbrush and dried flowers. Broader, sweeter and denser than the Gavarini, with more depth of flavor and verve. Finishes with dusty but riper tannins. A deeper and more masculine style of Barolo. Grasso noted that this fruit was picked first and was less influenced by rain. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

RP: 92 Points ST: 92 Points



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