The 2007 Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera opens with an exotic bouquet of candied red fruit, flowers, mint and minerals. This is an unusually opulent, racy style for Grasso. The Gavarini is a touch hot and alcoholic at first, but with several hours of air, that quality seemed to resolve itself nicely. Silky, beautifully integrated tannins frame a finish of exceptional elegance. The personality of the year marks the Gavarini to a significant degree. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
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|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.