It comes with great excitement that we introduce you to our first offering from the stunning 2015 vintage from Barbaresco, Piedmont. When it comes to Red wines from Piedmont, Barbaresco is a reference point, the Queen of Italian wines, made from its most important varietal Nebbiolo. The Barbaresco that we feature today is made by Gambero Rosso Guide's Italian Winemaker of the Year for 2016: Giulio Grasso. (that's no mean feat).
Giulio Grasso's 2015 Ca' Del Baio 'Autinbej' Barbaresco is one of the most acclaimed Italian Red wines we've seen in a very long time; pretty much anyone who's a serious authority on Piedmontese Red's adores this wine and more importantly its 2015 edition.
Made by Giulio Grasso Italy's "Viticoltore dell'anno" - Winemaker of the Year - by Italy's most recognised wine guide Gambero Rosso (2016)
“The Ca’ del Baio line-up is extremely impressive and delightful. These are some of the best wines from Barbaresco.” – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
''Sweet berry and cherry aromas with hints of flowers following through to a full body, with lots of fruit. A long and rich finish.'' 94 Point's, James Suckling
"A mineral note in the aroma signals this high-tension red. There is ample fruit and flesh on the palate, with cherry, strawberry, stone and white pepper flavors.'' 93 Point's & Top 100 Wines of 2019, Wine Spectator Magazine
''There is a lot to love here with this Nebbiolo showing a raw sex appeal in the glass with a cascade of flavors and sensations including rose petals, minty herbs, strawberry preserves, damson plum and kirsch along with black licorice, mineral, cedar, coco and hint of orange rind. The palate is chewy and youthful, but air allows this ruby/garnet and dark brick hued Barbaresco unwind and flow seamlessly in the mouth, this is impressive stuff.'' 93 Point's, GrapeLive.com (USA)
''Strong ruby red colour with bright violet on the edge, Open fragrant nose of ripe strawberries and fresh raspberries. Fresh, full and juicy on the palate. Finely woven tannins; Overall very harmonious.'' 93 Point's, Falstaff Magazine, Germany
In regards to the 2015 vintage; its generally seen as the best since 2010; here are the thought's of Jancis Robinson and Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni:
''Broadly speaking, the 2015's are generous Barbarescos with soft curves, very elegant, and a good bit of fruit intensity, but they aren’t overdone. The finest 2015's are rich, ample and quite giving.'' Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
''An exceptional vintage thanks to healthy grapes and exceptionally regular bunches.'' Jancis Robinson
As you can see this Barbaresco comes with a serious pedigree and from the most talked about Vintage in years; its an absolute bargain, and it has many years ahead of it!