2001 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Case Maté, Elio Grasso, Piedmont

Similar in appearance to the Gavarini, but the aromatics here are much more closed. The freshness of the vintage is self-evident on the palate - there is a deep core of fruit here akin to the Gavarini, yet this possesses a much firmer knit character, plenty of substance and stature. The balance of fruit and acidity is impeccable, this shows all the hallmarks of a great barolo, with deep sinewy, almost brooding fruit. Mineral nuances and an underlying earthiness add definition to this assertive style. The fruit suggests optimum ripeness and, given time, this will emerge as a grand barolo. Serious quality.

Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available


  • Region & country
    Barolo (DOCG), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Mature 2012 - 2018
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2001 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Case Maté, Elio Grasso, Piedmont
Elio Grasso

The story of Elio Grasso begins not in the winery, but in the city of Turin, where Elio Grasso was working at a bank when his winemaking grandfather died. From that moment, he returned to his roots – since 1978 working in his eponymous winery on just 18 acres of hills surrounding Monforte d’Alba.

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