Ca del Baio is the Grasso family, who own 28 hectares in the region of Barbaresco. This bottling was inspired by the fresh unoaked Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.
vines planted in 2007-08, soil is a complex bluish clay/limestone marl, vines facing west and north-east,
producer mentions this can be slightly chilled!
In the world of affordable Barbaresco-esque Langhe Nebbiolo, this is perhaps the best we have tried. Textbook color (pale ruby / garnet) and haunting bouquet (dried flowers, raspberry, sarsaparilla, underbrush). Light to medium bodied with red fruit, fine grained tannins, and mouthwatering acidity. A great bottle to take to your blind tasting group.
region: Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
style: light & structured red
farming/cellar: Certified sustainable, unoaked,
pairing: pasta bolognese, charcuterie, pappardelle pasta w/ lamb ragu