Azienda Agricola ELIO GRASSO

Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Barolo Gavarini Chiniera

Municipality of production: Monforte d’Alba

Grape: Nebbiolo

First vintage: 1978

Vineyard area under vine: 3 hectares

Aspect and height above sea level: south-facing, 350-400 metres

Soil type: moderately loose-packed, slightly sandy, limestone-based

Vine training system and planting density: Guyot-trained at 4,500 vines per hectare

Average age of productive vines: around 35 years

Harvest period and method: second 10 days of October, manual harvest

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.