Ca' del Baio's most traditional-style Barbaresco is grown on the vineyards that surround the winery, and is aged Ã¢â‚¬â€œ as in the past Ã¢â‚¬â€œ only in big casks. It represents the elegance of Barbaresco at its very best, without flaunting the muscle of Nebbiolo. Colour garnet red; intense nose with powerful fruit, dried flowers and underbrush. The taste is dry, smooth and rounded, ending in a warm finish with nicely-balanced tannins.
Ca’ del Baio is owned by the Grasso family, grapegrowers and winemakers since 1680. Their farm is in Treiso, a village near Barbaresco. Ca’ del Baio's vineyards are both at the winery (45 acres) and in nearly Asili, a village near Treiso. Asili is respected as one of the best grape growing areas in the region. While best known for their Nebbiolo based wines, Ca’ del Baio also grow Dolcetto and Barbera and make Docg status wine. For more than 20 years the well-respected consultant Beppe Caviola has worked with the family to perfect methods in vineyard and cellar. Farming is sustainable, using the methods known as “agricultura integrata” – farming that is integrated with the environment and uses only minimal treatments, and only when absolutely necessary.