Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate DOCG 2013 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 96] [AG 96] [WS 94] [JS 94]

Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate DOCG 2013
(Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 96] [AG 96] [WS 94] [JS 94]


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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 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté 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." - Monica Larner (Jun 2017)

96 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"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 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"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. 1,000 cases made." -BS (Nov 2017)

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)