Declassified Barolo!

Elio Grasso Langhe Nebbiolo ‘Gavarini’ 2017

Structured Nebbiolo

Bright & Crunchy. Loads of structure with some serious tannins that cry out for a steak! A style for lovers of bold Neb's!

A bold Langhe with loads of structure, some big Neb tannins. Spiced, with tar and roses sitting around a core of fruit. A raw edge will settle over the next couple of years. Quite tight, the time will help it open too. Packed full of flavour, grab a steak and be happy. A great comparison to the Mauro Molino Langhe from 2017 which is a fun, friendly Nebbiolo. Great core of fruit for the coin. Red fruits, laced with pretty flowers. Grab a couple of each and drink the Molino now and sit on the Grasso for a bit.

$47ea in any 3+, $44ea in any 6+
$50.00

Available on backorder

Why is this Wine so Yummy?

The fruit comes from a south-facing 1.2 ha plot of slightly younger vines within the Gavarini vineyard, 350-380 meters above sea level, on relatively loose-packed, calcareous soil. Driven by rigorous attention to detail in the vineyard and picking at optimum phenolic maturity, the Grasso style clean with sometimes rustic tannins.

The Langhe Nebbiolo is fermented in stainless steel and typically spends 20 days on skins, followed by 6-8 months maturation in stainless steel tanks. Micro-oxygenation is used judiciously for a softer mouthfeel. Oxygen, polymerises tannins, they form large chains that feel softer in your mouth. His sight an making is certainly worthy of a spalsh of air.

I find the Grasso wines conflicting. At one end there can be lovely balance, at the other excessive oak. Definitely on the modern side of the scales. The oak doesn’t show in the Langhe.

 

 

 

 

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Via Ginestra, 12065 Monforte d'Alba CN, Italy

Italy

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Piedmont

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Barolo

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Monforte d'Alba

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