Delivery time 2-3 working days
The Autinbej has only been produced for a few vintages, but fits seamlessly into the ranks of authentic Ca 'del Baio wines. A very pleasant Barbaresco with a good price / quality ratio.
The name Autinbej means something like "sunny location" in the Piedmontese dialect and was one of the favorite words of Ernesto Grasso, the father of the current owner Giulio. This Barbaresco is, so to speak, an homage to Ernesto and the family actually presses the Autinbej from grapes from different plots that enjoy particularly intense sunlight.
The grapes are picked by hand in October, then the berries are removed and gently pressed. Fermentation then takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and takes up to 15 days. This is followed by a 24-month aging in large Slovenian oak barrels. Finally, the wine is stored in the bottle for a further 6 months before it goes on sale.
The Barbaresco Autinbej has a garnet red color and has intense fruity, spicy and also balsamic aromas. On the palate it is characterized by a pleasant juiciness, but also by harmony and structure. Finely woven tannins and a long, slightly spicy finish complete the picture. The wine is ready to drink immediately and for the next 10+ years. It goes very well with risotto, poultry and mature cheese.
The winery operates integrated viticulture.
THE PRODUCER: CA 'DEL BAIO
Ca 'del Baio is a true family winery of the fourth generation, which is located in Treiso and thus in the Barbaresco DOCG growing area. The winery is run by Giulio Grasso with great support from his entire family.
First and foremost you will find his wife Luciana, who takes care of the administration of the winery. She is also the one who creates the family balance between work and private life with great energy and passion. The team is only complete with the three daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica, who have mastered all aspects of the wine business with flying colors and play a steadily growing role. Last but not least, the work of the daughters has set the course for a successful future as a family winery.
The owner, Giulio Grasso, was chosen by the renowned wine guide "Gambero Rosso" as winemaker of the year 2016.