Celebrating 30 years of making this fine wine, Ca' Del Baio has now released their 2019 Vintage of their single vineyard Barbaresco. The Grasso family has been making wine in the Lange since 1870, and through many generations have become a top-producer of Piedmont wines.
Cà del Baio winery respects the Green Experience discipline in the exercise of sustainable and eco-friendly viticulture. The Green Experience was born in the hills of Langhe, in the UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a method to preserve the biodiversity and natural resources of the soil, to protect the value of Piedmontese production methods, and to safeguard the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato viticultural environment.
The Asili cru is located in the village of Barbaresco. Elevations varying between 210 and 290m and spreading out around the hill of the same name, the aspects of the vineyards on the cru range from south to west, right round to north, so they are more or less suited to vine growing. A prime site for the growing of Nebbiolo, Ca’ del Baio has 2 hectares of estate vineyards on the Asili cru facing south-west. The grapes from these vineyards produce two wines: Barbaresco Docg Asili and Barbaresco Docg Riserva Asili.
The Ca’ del Baio story started out on this very vineyard, on one of the best-known Crus in the Langa, and this elegant, refined wine encapsulates to perfection the precious fruit grown of their oldest vines.
A bright garnet red fills the glass with slight orange tinges. Intense nose begins with aromas of marasca cherries and hints of violets followed by spicy notes of black pepper, liquorice and goudron. The palate is dry, warm and soft, showing a long, rich, smooth flavour.
Awarded 94 points by James Suckling :
A tight and focused Asili for the vintage, with medium to full body and ultra-fine, solid tannins that show finesse and length. It’s very polished and appealing on the palate overall, with excellent aging potential, despite being so refined.