2008 - Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera Elio Grasso
12A8BGCG6PK _ 2008 - Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera Elio Grasso - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Elio Grasso
Region
Barolo
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2013 - 2027
Case size
6x75cl
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2008 BAROLO GAVARINI VIGNA CHINIERA ELIO GRASSO - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Elio Grasso
Region
Barolo
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2013 - 2027
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £586.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2012

    Elio's "Clos de Bèze" equivalent, the Gavarini Chiniera is the lacier and most feminine of the Grasso Barolos due to its higher elevation and sandy, limestone soils. The 2008 further embodies these characters with its juicy red fruits, super suave tannins and chiselled mouthfeel. Though many Barolos are best appreciated with food, the Grassos feel that its poised style enables it to be drunk on its own as well. The Grace Kelly of Barolo.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2012,
    Score: 97+

    The 2008 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is flat out great. Sweet roses, spices, mint, flowers and red berries are some of the notes that emerge from this profound, utterly moving Barolo. The 2008 possesses dazzling inner perfume, endless layers of bright red fruit and stunning overall balance. Fine, silky tannins frame the extraordinarily, elegant finish. This is a fabulous wine from Gianluca Grasso and his family. Chalky notes frame an energetic, brilliant finish imbued with shades of the 1989. 2018-2033

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Producer

Elio Grasso

A new producer for Goedhuis Co, we only recently learned that we were able to secure an allocation of these extremely impressive wines. A family-owned and run estate, they currently own 18 hectares of vines. Like most Piedmontese growers, they used to grow grapes and sell them as well as wine in bulk to the local co-op. But in the early 1980s, all of that changed when Elio took over from his father and began bottling wines under his own name. His philosophy is to work foremost with what nature provides in order to showcase the characteristics of the terroir. So the vineyards are managed with the most natural methods, ensuring a proper microbiological balance. In doing so, the earth's innate minerality can surface forging a beautiful chiselled quality in the wines. Indeed, their Barolos are some of the most pure, ethereal and focused that we have ever tasted. But their Barbera is fantastic too and well worth discovering.

Region

Barolo

With Brunello in Tuscany, Barolo is undoubtedly Italy's finest wine producing region. Located in Piedmont in the north west of Iataly Barolo is comprised of 5 major communes - Barolo, Monteforte d'Alba, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba - though the latter three tend to represent the main styles of the region. The wines are compelling and polished - an exemplary expression of the Nebbiolo grape. DOCG law requires a minimum ageing of 2 years in cask or barrel yet can be longer depending on the producer. Barolos are generally released four or more years after the vintage.