Elio Grasso Barolo Casa Mate 2018
The clay soils of Ginestra yield a darker, powerful Barolo, with aromatics of dark cherry, anise and leather. The mid palate is packed, with dense, black fruit touched with baking spice and earth. The finish is long and firm.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From a vineyard located across from Gavarini Chiniera, this is a slightly more robust and concentrated wine. The 2018 Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate sources its fruit from a position at a slightly lower elevation with a bigger component of clay in the soils. The south and southeast-facing hillside is also more open to the horizon. These conditions give the Ginestra Casa Mate a broad texture and rich flavors of black and purple fruits. The wine is compact with dense texture that will relax over the next 10 years of age.