Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera DOCG 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [VM 95+]

Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera DOCG 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [VM 95+]

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $199.97 Save $50.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The vinification procedure for Barolo Gavarini Chiniera involves alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in 25-hectolitre barrels of Slavonian oak. Bottling normally takes place in August. The Barolo Gavarini Chiniera then stays in the binning cellar for 8-10 months before release.

Technical Data:
Municipality of production: Monforte d’Alba
Grape: Nebbiolo
First vintage: 1978
Number of bottles produced each year: 14,000
Vineyard area under vine: 3 hectares
Aspect and height above sea level: south-facing, 350-400 metres
Soil type: moderately loose-packed, slightly sandy, limestone-based
Vine training system and planting density: Guyot-trained at 4,500 vines per hectare
Average age of productive vines: 30 years
Harvest period and method: second 10 days of October, manual harvest

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Beautiful aromas of tar, roses and berries follow through to a full body, soft and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and focused. Fantastic wine. Drink or hold for many years ahead." (Feb 2017)

95+ Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2013 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is racy, exotic and super-elegant, with a finesse to tannins that is almost impossible to believe in a young Barolo. This is an especially delicate, refined style that shows just how elegant Nebbiolo can be. Sweet red cherry, kirsch, chalk, mint, white pepper and rose petals meld into a super expressive, inviting finish laced with veins of bright, salivating acidity. The 2013 gets better and better with time in the glass, but its finest drinking belongs to the future." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2016)