Luigi Einaudi Barolo "Terlo Costa Grimaldi" DOCG 2013
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [AG 94+] [WS 93]
Regular price $84.00 Sale price $78.97 Save $5.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
The result of an accurate selection of grapes from the Einaudi vineyard located at Barolo, in the zone Terlo. A great wine of the Langa, garnet red with a shade of amber, of intense and embracing fragrance, full bodied but smooth tannic taste, with a long spiced final taste. Derived from the Nebbiolo grapes from the Costa Grimaldi vineyard owned by the Einaudi estate, facing Barolo. The tannic characteristics guarantee a long life in bottle. With time it acquires complexity as the ethereal aromas of spices, truffles and leather.
The annual production is ~7.000 bottles.
Fermented in steel tanks under strict temperature control (30°C-32°C), post-fermentation maceration, racked after 22/25 days, decanted, then gotten induced malolactic treatment and completed always at a controlled temperature. Matured in oak casks for many months, then a long refinement in bottles.
Species of vine:
Rootstock: 420 A
Bushiness: 4800 plants/Ha
Plant breeding: Guyot
Zone: Village of Barolo (Cuneo)
Cru: Terlo - Vineyards Costa Grimaldi 310 m.
Area of the vineyard: 1,60 Ha
Year of planting: 1977
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - James Suckling:
"Ripe fruit with orange-peel, walnut and ripe-strawberry aromas. Full body, ultra-fine and long tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Wow. Gorgeous. Better in 2021 but who can wait?" - ( July 11, 2017)
94+ Points - Vinous Media:
"Black cherry, smoke, tar, licorice and menthol give the 2013 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi much of its virile personality. Here, too, the level of fruit intensity is considerable, but, as always, the Costa Grimaldi has the broad shoulders and frame to hand all of that richness. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2013 needs at least a few years in bottle to shed some of its youthful tannin. This is impressive juice." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2017)
93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A whiff of hay gives way to cherry, strawberry, rose and tobacco aromas and flavors. This is elegant and steely, with dense tannins shoring up the mouthwatering finish. Best from 2022 through 2036. 725 cases made." â€“ BS (Jun 30, 2017)