What the Critics say
Elio Grasso usually create two sperate cru Barolos (Casa Maté and Chiniera) but due to a difficult vintage and a 40% reduction due to hail these crus have become one. Winemaker Gian Luca continued to keep the two crus separate despite the issue and only at the last minute decided to make a single, unique & great value wine.
In the glass It is obvious that both crus are involved, there is a fragrance and vibrancy on the nose that is so Chiniera and the deep, earthy character of the clay soils from Casa Maté. Overall this is a more feminine, bright and vibrant wine with ripe raspberry/red cherry fruit that entices one with beauty rather than power. Finishes plush and velvety with wonderful fine tannins.