If there is any Barolo producer who perfectly embodies the idea of stewardship of his heritage, it is Elio Grasso. He was working in a bank in Torino in 1978 when his grandfather died, leaving him a small cascina and a few giornate of vines on the Gavarini and Ginestra hills of Monforte. Elio promptly quit the bank to become a wine grower. Today he still works every day in the vineyard, preferring to leave the cellar and business to his son Gianluca, The estate is one of the top producers of Barolo.
This is superb Barolo from a single cru, the Ginestra, which is densely packed terra bianco with clay and limestone. At 300 meters above sea level it produces a majestic and tannic expression of Barolo. Enjoy it in fifteen or twenty years as a classic vino da meditazione or in its youth with braised wild boar or roasted venison with truffles.