Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate DOCG 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 96] [JS 94]

Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate DOCG 2013 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 96] [JS 94]

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $189.97 Save $60.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The vinification procedure for Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté 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 Ginestra Casa Maté 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, 300-350 metres
Soil type: moderately loose-packed, slightly clayey, limestone-based
Vine training system and planting density: Guyot-trained at 4,500 vines per hectare
Average age of productive vines: 40 years
Harvest period and method: second 10 days of October, manual harvest

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is powerful and intense, with huge beams of tannin underpinning the fruit. Black cherry, plum, violet, mint and licorice develop in the glass. Today, the 2013 is quite reticent, with tons of power in reserve, but all the elements are in the right place. Not surprisingly, the 2013 is a tightly wound ball of energy. Readers need to be patient." - Antonio Galloni (November 2016)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A rich and velvety-textured red with a dusty undertone. Full-bodied, rich and round with lots of fruit and cedar character. Juicy finish. Drink in 2020." - (February 19, 2017)