Localization: Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Notes: The result of an accurate selection of grapes from the vineyard Costa Grimaldi located at Terlo, in Barolo. A great wine of the Langa, garnet red with a shade of amber, of intense and embracing fragrance, full-bodied but smooth tannic taste, with a long spiced final taste. With time it acquires complexity as the ethereal aromas of spices, truffles and leather. The tannic characteristics guarantee a long life in bottle.
The annual production is limited at few thousand bottles.
Notes: The result of an accurate selection of grapes from the Einaudi vineyard located at Barolo, in the zone Terlo. A great wine of the Langa, garnet red with a shade of amber, of intense and embracing fragrance, full-bodied but smooth tannic taste, with a long spiced final taste. Derived from the Nebbiolo grapes from the Costa Grimaldi vineyard owned by the Einaudi estate, facing Barolo. The tannic characteristics guarantee a long life in the bottle. With time it acquires complexity as the ethereal aromas of spices, truffles and leather.
The Domain: Poderi Luigi Einaudi was founded in 1897 by Luigi Einaudi, who would later go on to be Italy’s first president. Today the estate is run by his great-grandson Matteo Sardagna and winemaker Giuseppe Caviola.
It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi purchased the first of the Einaudi estates at San Giacomo, in Dogliani, which is the heart of Dolcetto country. Luigi, who would later become Italy’s first President in 1948, was a man of the land and understood the importance of respecting traditions.
Luigi Einaudi was the first to root grafts on American rootstock to combat phylloxera in Langhe, bringing modern viticulture to the area.
In 1915, Luigi made plans to build a cellar and began producing his own wine instead of selling the grapes. He started to buy vineyards that enjoyed a particular position, exposure, and soil quality to create the best wines.
Today, his great-grandson Matteo Sardagna Einaudi orchestrates production with a historic cooperative and with winemaker Giuseppe Caviola. Some of the region’s finest vineyard sites are assembled under the Einaudi umbrella.
In 2016 Einaudi purchased 22 acres in one of the most historic and prestigious cru of the Langhe in the Municipality of Monforte d’Alba. Today four hectares are planted with Barolo, half a hectare with Barbera.
The total property includes 358 acres, divided among Dogliani, Barolo, Monforte D’Alba, Verduno and Neive. A unique aspect of the property is that it contains 13 farmhouses, and each farmhouse is responsible for the management of their land. By doing this Einaudi has assured that all of its vineyards receive hands-on attention to detail.