Wine Spectator 91 points - Licorice, plum, tar and spice flavors mingle, getting support from dense, dusty tannins. There’s brightness too, as this leaves a mouthwatering impression on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 980 cases made. -BS
(Mar 31 2016)
The size of this wine begins with the intense ruby color. The nose shows delicate aromas of tobacco and leather as a backdrop to its fruity opulence. The hint of toasty oak is a tribute to Elio’s skillful and judicious use of barrique aging. The tannins meld into the structure, allowing it to finish with length and consistency.
|Wine maker notes
|Elio Grasso's Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera was produced in Monforte d'Alba (Cuneo) from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. The vines, with an average age of 15 years, are planted in calcareous, slightly sandy soil on a south-facing slope. After undergoing malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats, the wine is aged in 2.5 L Slavonian oak barrels for two years. The wine is then held in bottle for 8-10 months before release.