Ca' del Baio 'Autinbej' Barbaresco DOCG 2017 (Piedmont, Italy) "...plum, tobacco, spice..."
Tradition speaks through Autinbej, the newest member of Cà del Baio’s family of Barbarescos.
Autinbej evokes a bygone era when such wines were the union of Nebbiolo grapes from the best, sunniest parts of different crus. Autinbej is a tribute to Giulio Grasso’s late father, Ernesto, who often used the Piemontese word to describe the best vineyard exposures. The first Autinbej harvest was in 2014, a year generally considered difficult in other parts of Piemonte and Italy, but successful in the small enclave of the Barbaresco denomination thanks to very favorable climatic conditions that year.
" A soft, fruity red with plum, walnut and lemon-rind character. Medium to full body and creamy tannins. Shows richness with tension." - 93 points, James Suckling
"The 2017 Barbaresco Autinbej is a very pretty wine for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Dark red berry fruit, spice, leather, tobacco and cedar all build with time in the glass, giving the 2017 lovely textural richness and resonance. This is very nicely done." - 92 points, Vinous