Barolo Ginestra “Vigna Case Matè” Cru DOCG

Elio Grasso

Pronunciation
VEEN-YAH caz-eh mah-tay
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Elio Grasso
Region
Piemonte
Oenologist
Gianluca Grasso and Piero Ballario (oenological consultant)

Overview

The Case Mate vineyards spill down from the winery across steep slopes on some of the very best soils in this subzone of the great Barolo vineyards. The vineyards are so well tended here at Grasso that they look like hedgerows one would find at Versaille. This is fine Barolo that will reward the saavy collector who chooses to cellar this wine for a time.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Nebbiolo
Vinification
Fermentation for 2 weeks in temp controlled s.s. tanks, with daily pumping over the cap. Malolactic fermentation then racking into barrels.
Aging
Two years in 25-hectolitre Slavonian oak barrels. Bottled and further cellar time.
Alcohol
13.5%
| Appearance
Medium to dark ruby with lighter tinges on the rim.
| Aroma
Aromas of roses, prunes, raisins, vanilla and chocolate. Red berries and lavender.
| Taste
Incredibly complex nebbiolo nose, seamless on the palate, extremely long finish with sweet tannins and fresh acidity.
| Serving Suggestions
Pasta with meat sauces, Grilled meats, roast lamb with pan roasted vegetables and rosemary.

Barolo Ginestra “Vigna Case Matè” Cru DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$87.00
CSPC#:
729792
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Spectator June 2008 - James Suckling - 91 points

Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2004. Pretty aromas of plum, cedar and fresh flowers follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a long, fresh finish. Delicate, yet structured and racy.