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Barbaresco Autinbej 2015 Cantina Ca' del Baio tasting notes and review

Barbaresco Autinbej 2015 Cantina Ca' del Baio tasting notes and review The Barbaresco Autinbej 2015 Cantina Ca ’del Baio is a solid wine that does not disappoint and that offers a certain elegance and an old-style austerity that is always a pleasure to find. It is a red wine already very ethereal, crunchy due to its acidity, with powerful tannins and splendid aromas of wild berries, watermelon, licorice, and violet.

It is not a wine that will make your jaw drop or that focuses on intense tannins, on the contrary, its delicate tannic texture is powerful but velvety. No, what makes the wine titillating and pushes to drink is the pulp, the juiciness of the fruit, which sometimes vaults in a little too sharp austerity. But it is certainly not a defect, with a few more years of aging it will reach balance and harmony. Let’s not forget that it is a Barbaresco 2015, in practice, it’s a baby, just born.

At least 6-7 years are needed to develop its aromatic potential and amalgamate all the hard parts. Nevertheless, we like this Nebbiolo precisely because of its savory-acid grit.

How is 2015 Barbaresco Autinbej Cantina Ca ’del Baio made?

Rigorous selection of the grapes, which are harvested by hand, destemmed and pressed. The maceration on the skins is made in steel for 15 days, fermentation, of course, with native yeasts. The wine is aged for 2 years in large oak barrels as tradition dictates, so no barrique doping. Four months of rest in the bottle follow and then the wine is put on the market.

The bouquet of the 2015 Barbaresco Autinbej Cantina Ca ’del Baio

Typical, candid, pungent nose with black currant, watermelon, mineral notes, pepper, truffle and beautiful licorice returns. The variety is good, it is already launched in an interesting ethereal development that adds an elegant touch to the aromatic picture. It is not explosive and particularly intense, but it does its duty.

What does the 2015 Barbaresco Autinbej Cantina Ca ’del Baio taste like?

Tense and juicy on the palate, it moves with a brisk pace and pulls straight without much slackness, without indecision, but above all, it has a nice rhythm and a delicious salty undertone. The structure is not massive, more pointed on the finesse and freshness, as befits a noble Barbaresco. Tannins of substance that open in a rainbow of earthy flavors and give good sip persistence. Intriguing earthy and blackberry under spirit finish.

Price of the Barbaresco Autinbej 2015 Cantina Ca ’del Baio

26-30 euros: ok, the price is right.

2015 Barbaresco Autinbej Cantina Ca ’del Baio food pairings
Grilled meat, pulled pork, brisket, ribs with bbq sauce, hamburger with melted Brie and truffle without restraint.

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