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Secret Stash Tasting: Elio Grasso
September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - September 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Shawn & Lydia’s Secret Stash
Elio Grasso | Gavarini Langhe Nebbiolo 2018
Friday 9/27 & Saturday 9/28
One of the best producers in Barolo, the Elio Grasso estate is situated on the eastern side of the Barolo appellation, near the municipality of Monforte, where they have played a major role in solidifying Montforte d’Alba’s place on the Barolo map. The estate, which has been in the family for generations, is considered a World Heritage site and 24 of the 42 hectares are forests and meadows nestled into the hills in Northeastern Italy. Land is everything in Italy, owning it is a special legacy and Elio Grasso owns two of the most prominent vineyards within Barolo – Ginestra and Gavarini.
Secret Stash Tasting…
We’re excited to have received three cases of the single vineyard 2018 Gavarini Nebbiolo and to share this treasure with you. The Gavarini vineyard produces elegant reds that drink like baby Barolos, for a fraction of the price! The state of Michigan received a tiny allocation (Elio Grasso does not produce a lot), and once these bottles are gone, that’s it for the vintage. Come taste with us and see what wine gets Shawn excited. It’s delicious, you won’t want to miss out!
Elio Grasso Gavarini Langhe Nebbiolo 2018
$27.39 a bottle, $24.65 a bottle by the 6 pack ($147.90)
Pure, brilliant stone fruits race into snappy tannins and a refreshing, subtly spiced finish. The 2018 vintage is a drink me now vintage from a difficult growing year, it will offer some aging capability, but don’t store this with your big’uns, drink this while they age! One sip of the tantalizing, juicy fruit, and underlying delicate herbal aromas will make you want to drink the whole bottle. We recommend enjoying this over a few days to allow the wine to evolve.