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2016 Ca' Del Baio Barbaresco Asili Riserva

PiedmontRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

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Ca’ del Baio exudes a sense of youthfulness throughout all of their wines– probably helped along by Giulio Grasso’s three energetic daughters: Paola, Valentina, and Federica.The azienda itself is not so young – four generations of winegrowers going back to Luigi Grasso, the great-grandfather of the youngest generation. Proud parents, Giulio and his wife Luciana have even more to be proud of, as their modern, 25 hectare estate is 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.Giulio himself was recognised as "Viticoltore dell'anno" - Winemaker of the Year - by Italy's famed Gambero Rosso (March, 2016). An incredible achievement for this humble man. They had this to say: “Giulio Grasso – founder of Ca’ del Baio winery – is an authentic grape-grower, a man who lives the rhythms of nature and countryside practically in symbiosis with his vineyards. Although his productions ranges from red white wines to red of the territory, it his nevertheless his Barbaresco wines from the Pora, Asili and Vallegrande crus that most deeply represent him, and above all, his ties to his land. He is transmitting these values to his daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica, who work with him in the winery.

Region - Piedmont

Type - Red

Year - 2016

Winery - Barolo & Barbaresco

Grape - Nebbiolo

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A classy, elegant and absolutely delicious expression filled with dark cherry, plum, licorice, tobacco and spice. It's medium-bodied and silky in the mouth and drives with richness, purity and vibrancy, textured with firm creamy tannins and freshened by a shining acidity. Gees this good Nebbiolo!

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Dry and Textured, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Spices, Tannins

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Nebbiolo

Often referred to as the king of red grapes, Nebbiolo is responsible for some of the greatest wines in the world. The regions of Barbaresco and Barolo, in Piedmont, Italy, create the most revered expressions of the variety and have set the benchmarks for the world over. Nebbiolo is quite light in colour, dry and delicate but packs a punch in aroma and flavour with notes of rose, tar, cherry, red berries, blood orange, licorice, leather, terracotta and earthy herbals. These wines have high acidity and high tannins, making them extremely age worthy that deepen in complexity over decades. Simply stunning wines!

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