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Ca del Baio Autinbej Barbaresco 2021

Ca del Baio Autinbej Barbaresco 2021

$40.00

 While Ca’ del Baio is particularly renowned for their holdings in some of Barbaresco’s most historical vineyards – like Vallegrande, Pora, & Asili – their latest offering harkens back to an even older regional and family tradition. ‘Autinbej,’ meaning ‘beautiful vineyards’ in Piemontese dialect, is Ca’ del Baio’s homage to traditional local winemaking; it is a tribute specifically to Giulio's late father, Ernesto, who often used the Piemontese word to describe the best vineyard exposures, and evokes a bygone era when flagship wines were the union of grapes from the best, sunniest parts of different crus. 100% Nebbiolo from young estate vineyards in Marcarini, Ferrere and Montersino, it is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, and aged 2 years in botti. The 2021 Autinbej is a gorgeous entry-level offering from a stellar vintage in Piemonte: bright, translucent, and full of energy. Aromas of raspberry jam, potpourri, cinnamon, sweet violets, and new leather all grace an exquisite bouquet. On the palate, there’s complex layered fruit, crisp acidity and focused cherry pit minerality, upheld by velvety, slightly dusty tannins with cacao and licorice on the finish. An exceedingly approachable and vibrant Barbaresco that is essentially ready to drink, but will improve with aging.

For four generations the Grasso family has been quietly making a name for themselves in the Barbaresco region; their Ca’ del Baio estate is now helmed by sisters Paola, Valentina and Federica, following closely in the footsteps of their parents Giulio and Luciana. In the Italian wine world, Giulio is known as an authentic grape-grower, a man who lives the rhythms of nature and countryside practically in symbiosis with his vineyards, and whose Barbaresco wines most deeply represent his ties to his land; these are the values his daughters faithfully maintain. Together they farm 32 hectares of vines mostly in the villages of Barbaresco and Treiso, including prestigious MGAs (single vineyards) Asili, Pora, and Vallegrande. Farming practices are based on the “Green Experience,” a philosophy and certification of sustainable viticulture developed by farmers in the Langhe, born out of the region's UNESCO World Heritage site status and with a drive to preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the region and its traditional viticulture. In practice, that means the exclusion of synthetic/chemical pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, the diffusion of pollinating insects, and the planting of herbaceous and floral essences. In the cellar, winemaking is essential and is based on native yeasts fermentations, minimal use of sulfites and the exclusion of any additives.

 

 

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Due to the restrictions of many state laws, we only ship wine to those states where direct shipment from a retailer is permitted by law; currently we ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OR, VA, WV and WY.  This list is subject to change without notice. In addition, each state imposes limitations on the amount of wine any particular resident may receive by direct shipment.  To ensure that you are able to order wine for direct shipment from our website, please consult the specific state requirements for your state.

Please note that all orders must be placed by persons who are at least 21 years old, and that age verification will be required upon receipt of your wine.  No wine will be delivered to obviously intoxicated persons and any person unable to provide age verification will forfeit their right to receive the shipment until identification is produced.  In such circumstances, the order may either be held in storage at a local depot of the shipping company until appropriate identification is produced, or shipped back to the winery.  All associated costs will be the responsibility of and be charged to the customer.

Title to, and ownership of, all wine passes from Biondivino to the purchaser in the State of California and the purchaser takes all responsibility for shipping it from California to his/her home state. By arranging for transportation of the wine, Biondivino is providing a service to, and acting on behalf of the purchaser.  By utilizing this service from Biondivino, purchaser is representing that he/she is acting in compliance with his/her local and state laws regarding the purchase, transportation and delivery of wine.  The purchaser represents that he/she has obtained any required permission, paid any required fees, is working through properly licensed intermediaries where required, is legally entitled to take possession of wine and is legally entitled to take quantities ordered.

You will be charged the applicable sales tax, if any, assessed by your state for any shipment that Biondivino makes; otherwise California sales tax will be assessed on the sale. Shipping and handling costs are not included in the cost and will appear in the shopping cart before you complete your transaction.  The carrier and service speed may vary by state and time of year, and Biondivino cannot take responsibility for the condition of any wine shipped by Ground.

Some of our products are sold on a "pre-arrival" or "futures" basis. These products are explicitly indicated as "pre-arrivals" or "futures" on our Website and newsletter.  Biondivino will notify you by email when your "pre-arrivals" or "futures" have arrived and are ready to be shipped.  You will be given the opportunity to coordinate the proper shipping address and method (we won't automatically ship out pre-arrival wines when they arrive).