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Bottle Price $83.99
Year 2013
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy

Product Code: 2814093

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RATINGS: 96pts Robert Parker; 94pts Wine Spectator; 94pts James Suckling

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.

Tasting Notes: Wine Spectator 94 points A beefy red, with grip and power framing the licorice, cherry, tar and tobacco flavors. Complex and fresh, this has everything in the right proportion, showing fine balance on the lingering aftertaste. Forget about this for eight years. Best from 2022 through 2038.

James Suckling 94 points A rich and velvety textured red with a dusty undertone. Full bodied, rich and round with lots of fruit and cedar character. Juicy finish.

Wine Advocate 96 points The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mat does a great job of portraying its vineyard characteristics. This single vineyard is located at higher altitudes with thicker clay soils. This combination helps to build the wine's intensity, structure and muscle. It undergoes 45 days of submerged cap fermentation. Dark cherry and blackberry open the bouquet. These aromas are followed by spice, smoke, iron and crushed mineral. The robust nature of those aromas makes for a beautiful contrast to the fine, silky and more delicate (relatively speaking) nature of the mouthfeel.
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