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Barolo 2019 - exemplary wines from Elio Grasso

The 2019s are gorgeous, vivid Barolos that capture the best the year had to offer…The Grassos embody all the values of Piedmont’s historic artisan families.  It’s great to see them at the top.
– Antonio Galloni /


To close out our week featuring the great 2019 vintage in Barolo, I’m delighted to offer our allocation from our friend Gianluca Grasso.

The Grasso winery is nestled beneath woodland in the hills near Monforte d’Alba, looking down over an amphitheatre of vines consisting of the twin crus: Ginestra Casa Mate and Gavarini Chiniera.

We warmed to Gianluca from our first meeting and each visit and dinner is now eagerly anticipated.  He is a passionate and dedicated man of the soil, humble in his outlook yet fiercely proud of his vineyards and wines.  The Barolo bearing his name are soulful and compelling expressions of their terroir.

As you’d expect, Gianluca’s 2019s are amongst the highlights of this outstanding vintage.  Both Ginestra Casa Mate and Gavarini Chiniera are classic and traditionally made wines – they are born of older 35-40 year old vines, see extended macerations and maturation entirely in large Slavonian oak casks (botti).

After a devastatingly small 2018 vintage – we have a bit left so please contact us for some superb Grasso 2018s for early drinking – Gianluca was able to increase our allocation of 2019 a little bit.  Still, we have limited stocks and these highly-regarded wines are sure to sell out fast so please let us know quickly if you would like to order.

Very best wishes,
Matthew Hemming MW

The Offer: 
Subject to allocation and remaining unsold. Available ex our cellars in Singapore Q3 2023.

Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2019
15 cases (1×6) OC available @ $720 per case (inc GST $777.60)
*Limited to 1 case per person*
The 2019 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is rich, dark and explosive. Dark-fleshed fruit, cloves menthol, licorice, scorched earth, leather and dried flowers are some of the notes that infuse the 2019 with character. Deep and resonant, with tremendous depth, the Ginestra is a wine of unbridled intensity. Swaths of tannin wrap around the huge, substantial finish. This virile, strapping Barolo is quite simply classic Ginestra.
95/100 – Antonio Galloni

Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2019
15 cases (1×6) OC available @ $720 per case (inc GST $777.60)
*Limited to 1 case per person*
The 2019 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is classically austere and just gorgeous right out of the gate. Soaring aromatics and fine, sculpted fruit race out of the glass. Crushed rose petal, cinnamon, orange peel and mint are all beautifully delineated. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2019 is going to need years to be at its best, yet it has that embryonic inner sweetness that characterizes the very finest wines here. Superb.
96/100 – Antonio Galloni

Bundle deal of both cuvees
1 case of  Ginestra Casa Mate 2019 + 1 case of Gavarini Chiniera 2019
@ $ 1,380 (inc GST $1,490.40)

Terms & Conditions:
Offer ends on Friday 10th March l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.40) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Order/s to be collected/delivered within 1 month upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold​

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