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The Autinbej has only been produced for a few vintages, but fits seamlessly into the ranks of authentic Ca' del Baio wines. The Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Autinbej 2018 DOCG is a very pleasing Barbaresco with a good price/quality ratio.
The name Autinbej means "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 a homage to Ernesto, so to speak, and the family actually presses the Autinbej from grapes from different plots that enjoy particularly intense sunshine.
The grapes are harvested by hand in October, then destemmed and gently pressed. The fermentation then takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and lasts up to 15 days. This is followed by a 24-month expansion in large Slovenian oak barrels. Finally, the wine is stored in the bottle for a further 6 months before it is sold.
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
Located in a valley in Treviso's Barbaresco region, the Ca' del Bio winery is run by the Grasso family - with daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica at the helm. Daughters Paola, Valentina and Federica have the full support of their parents Luciana and Giulio, who have run the winery all their lives.
The Grasso women have mastered every part of the wine business - from pruning the vines to traveling all over the world to sell their critically acclaimed wines. You have set the course for future growth.
In 2016 her father Giulio Grasso was named Winemaker of the Year by Gambero Rosso.