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Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera 2012

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Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera 2012

SKU 50919


The vinification procedure for Barolo Gavarini Chiniera involves alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in 25-hectolitre barrels of Slavonian oak. Bottling normally takes place in August. The Barolo Gavarini Chiniera then stays in the binning cellar for 8-10 months before release.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Elio Grasso
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Wine AdvocateA beautiful bouquet characterized by feminine floral tones and elegant accents of smoke, ash and crushed mineral distinguish this classic wine. The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is a balanced and harmonious effort that makes you forget about the warm growing conditions in this vintage. The fruit ripeness and overall precision of the wine are impeccable. There's a touch of crunchy firmness in terms of tannins and the acidity adds brightness and energy. This wine should reach its drinking window in about ten years.

Monica Larner, June 29, 2016
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Wine SpectatorThis is spicy, with a layer of sweet oak adding vanilla and coconut to the cherry, strawberry, tobacco and tar flavors. Will need time for the oak to integrate, but the balance and tannins indicate a long life ahead. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2017