Barbaresco Autinbej is a wine resulting from the union of different cru vineyards of the Grasso family, those that grandfather Ernesto called in Piedmontese the "autin bej", or the most beautiful and sunniest vineyards or parts of vineyards. An authentic Barbaresco made as it once was, when the tradition was to combine the most suitable vineyards, each one with different characteristics but at the same time a complete expression of the territory and the variety. Following fermentation in steel, the wine spends 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and about 4 months in the bottle. Ca del Baio's Barbaresco Autinbej is an important wine, with a wonderful deep garnet red color. Although 2017 was a hot and not very generous year, the Grasso family has wisely grasped the best, creating a wine of great pleasure, with persistent but warm tannin, which is wrapped in aromas of red fruits and compote.
Even before the wine, what has kidnapped us from Ca del Baio were the people: Paola, Valentina and Federica, the three Grasso sisters who, following in the footsteps of their father Giuliano and mother Luciana, carry on the family cellar, producing wine from four generations between the municipalities of Barbaresco and Treiso. A sustainable, careful approach and meticulous viticulture. A family business as is usual in these parts, in which the protagonists kidnap for their kindness, integrity and hospitality. The memory of lunch after the visit to the cellar with that knife beat prepared in front of our eyes, observing the authenticity of each gesture, breathing the rites of sacred hospitality was only a prelude to the beauty of the wines drunk: true, direct, indelible.