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Luigi Einaudi Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimalditext
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Luigi Einaudi Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi 2017

Dogliani, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyThe five-hectare Costa Grimaldi vineyard at Terlo, Barolo, was first purchased and planted by Luigi Einaudi in 1958. The vines are nebbiolo (Michet clone) growing over a calcareous/marl soil at 310 metres, facing southeast. After a temperature-controlled fermentation and 24 days of maceration, the wine is aged in 5000L French oak barrels for 30 months, followed by nine months in bottle before release. The nose is reserved, showing light floral rosehip. The attack is full-bodied with rich, silky tannins and a spicy balsamic finish. There is no rush to open this wine, but you must pair it with hearty winter fare like game or grilled beef. Poderi Einaudi was founded by the first president of the Italian Republic, democratically elected by his peers in 1948, 51 years after he acquired his first farmstead in San Giacomo, Dogliani. Since then, the properties have grown exponentially, reaching 160 hectares with more than 60 hectares under vine. Today Einaudi is owned and run by a great-grandson, Matteo Sardagan, with a goal is to make elegant Langhe wines of strong character.Tasted: 10 January 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 99.95 Producer: Poderi Luigi EinaudiDistributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 038307UPC: 726452003962