Azienda Agricola ELIO GRASSO

Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè

Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè

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, 300-350 metres

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

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

Average age of productive vines: around 40 years

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

The vinification procedure for Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè 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 Ginestra Casa Matè then stays in the binning cellar for 8-10 months before release.