Elio Grasso Ginestra Vigna Casa Maté, Barolo DOCG, Italy 2012

Elio Grasso’s Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate is a traditionally made Barolo from 40 years-old family-owned estates in 3 hectares winery in Monforte d'Alba, Barolo. Only 1,400 cases of Ginestra Casa Maté is produced each year. Grapes are harvested manually and wines are aged in 2500 litre Slovenian oak barrels for a slow ageing and minimum oak contact to produce a traditional style Barolo.

Ruby-garnet colour with a bouquet of fruit aromas of strawberry with scents of vanilla, and rose. An elegant, full-bodied wine, firm yet harmonised tannins, fine texture. An outstanding wine!

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(€83,33 / liter)

DETAILS

Type: Red Producer: Elio Grasso Appellation: Barolo DOCG Vintage: 2012 Grape: Nebbiolo Country: Italy Region: Piedmont Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 13,5% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites


REVIEWS and AWARDS

96 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
Dark, rich and enveloping, the 2012 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Matè wraps around the palate with serious intensity. The flavors are deep and boldly sketched throughout. Plum, black cherries, menthol, licorice and cloves, build to the voluptuous, explosive finish. The Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Matè is another wine that is going to require time in the bottle, but it is fabulous, even at this very early stage. The Casa Matè is one of the most popular, dramatic Barolos of the vintage.
95 points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker
The 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté is a thickly layered and structured Nebbiolo that offers more power and muscle compared to the ethereal Barolo Gavarini Chiniera. The bouquet is redolent of tobacco, autumnal leaf, truffle, tar, cola and tobacco. At its core, the wine exhibits a dark, berry-driven personality. The mouthfeel shows firmness and austerity that will help to move the wine gracefully forward to complete its slow evolution. Already at this young stage, this Barolo shows an impressive level of elegance and nuance.