CA'DEL BAIO BARBARESCO 'AUTINBEJ' 2015

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James Suckling
SKU
CDBB201511 UCAU
$59.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$59.99 Per item
Winemakers Giulio and Luciana Grasso are extremely proud of their modern, 25 hectare estate, producing some very fine Barbaresco and a range of other wines that leave the competition struggling to catch up. The entire range has a sense of verve, freshness, and vitality that can’t fail to impress the taster. Farming is sustainable, using the methods known as “agricultura integrata” – farming that is integrated with the environment and uses only minimal treatments, and only when absolutely necessary. Alcoholic fermentation usually starts spontaneously with indigenous yeast, except in rare vintages where the risks are too great – especially in wet vintages where botrytis infection is prevalent. Macerations are in the long-ish range – from 15 to 20 days, depending on the wine and the vintage. Sulfite and sulfur dioxide additions are extremely low – less than half the permitted amount. Elevage is primarily in botti grandi – large oval casks from Slavonian and Austrian oak. There is also some use of 500L tonneaux.
Winemakers Giulio and Luciana Grasso are extremely proud of their modern, 25 hectare estate, producing some very fine Barbaresco and a range of other wines that leave the competition struggling to catch up. The entire range has a sense of verve, freshness, and vitality that can’t fail to impress the taster. Farming is sustainable, using the methods known as “agricultura integrata” – farming that is integrated with the environment and uses only minimal treatments, and only when absolutely necessary. Alcoholic fermentation usually starts spontaneously with indigenous yeast, except in rare vintages where the risks are too great – especially in wet vintages where botrytis infection is prevalent. Macerations are in the long-ish range – from 15 to 20 days, depending on the wine and the vintage. Sulfite and sulfur dioxide additions are extremely low – less than half the permitted amount. Elevage is primarily in botti grandi – large oval casks from Slavonian and Austrian oak. There is also some use of 500L tonneaux.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

James Suckling

“Sweet berry and cherry aromas with hints of flowers following through to a full body, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. A long and rich finish.”