What the Critics say
Ample and creamy on the palate, with tremendous depth, the 2016 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is super impressive, even in the early going. Next to the Gavarini Chiniera, the Ginestra Casa Matè is a Barolo of textural resonance and volume. Black cherry, plum and a range of balsamic notes infuse the 2016 with tons of character. The is one of the real standouts of the year.
The site is south-facing, 350-400 metres above sea level. Moderately loose-packed, slightly sandy, limestone-based soil. Gavarini Vigna Chiniera is a wine of breathtaking purity and finesse. Classic sense of structure, tannic cut and intensity. This is the prettier of the two Barolo that could be opened just a little earlier for those who just cannot wait.