Elio Grasso Barolo Vigne Ginestra Casa Matè 2006
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Honest expressions of the terroir of Monforte d ‘Alba. which generally produces a bigger. more tannic style of Barolo than those from La Morra or Barolo itself. Without doubt. Elio & Gianluca Grasso are one of the great producers of Piedmont. Pedigree and class here. Gambero Rosso 1 star. Nebbiolo is all lampia clone. Cold soaked pre ferment to bring to the fore more primary fruit / floral characters.
Atonio Galloni. Robert Parker ‘s right hand man at The Wine Advocate was very impressed and had this to say The 2006 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate is simply marvelous. Sweet. balsamic and layered. this powerful Barolo covers the palate with endless dimensions to its fruit. showing exceptional richness and density. The wine continues to blossom beautifully in the glass with myriad expressions of dark. perfumed fruit that are hard to fully capture with words. This is class personified. but the tannins will require a measure of patience. Still. it is impossible to miss the wine ™s pedigree and significant potential. Anticipated maturity 2016 2031. ” 96 points.