Barolo “Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi” DOCG
Few wineries are as intertwined with the history of Italy as Poderi Einaudi, which was founded by the first president of the Italian Republic – one of the most highly respected in its history– to be democratically elected by his peers (in 1948).
But in 1897, he had already begun making wine, having bought his very first farmstead in San Giacomo, Dogliani. The properties have grown exponentially since then and include estates in the most sought-after areas of the region, reaching 160 hectares (395 acres), with over 60 hectares (148 acres) under vine. The cellar itself has been totally renovated and expanded. Most of it is underground and temperature/humidity-controlled, which provides ideal conditions for the wines.
Today Einaudi is owned and run by great-grandson Matteo Sardagna, who works with enologist Beppe Ca Viola, Zvonimir Jurkovic, cellar master and vineyard manager, and Roberto Mozzone, logistics manager.
Matteo and his team make elegant wines with a strong identity that honor their legacy and Matteo’s commitment to the land, values and traditions of his family and the Langhe area.
A perfect interpretation of the Langhe terroir, made from a selection of the finest Nebbiolo (Michet clone) grapes from the Costa Grimaldi vineyard, originally purchased by Luigi Einaudi in 1958, the vineyard features calcareous marl soil, good altitudes and southeastern exposure. The vineyard covers almost 5 hectares (12.35 acres), but only about 3 are dedicated to this wine. It is located in the hills between Barolo and the road that leads to Novello and La Morra. After temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks and twenty to twenty-two days of maceration, the wine ages in French oak barrique and Slavonian barrels for thirty months followed by twelve months in bottle before release. Full-bodied with smooth tannins and a spicy finish. Great cellarability, evolving nicely over time.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Japan
Most recent awards
- 2016 | Wine Enthusiast93
- 2016 | James Suckling94
- 2016 | Vinous Media 91
- 2015 | Vinous93
- 2014 | Wine Advocate91
- 2013 | Wine & Spirits93
- 2013 | Wine Spectator93
- 2010 | International Wine Cellar93
- 2009 | Decanter91
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Type of yeast:
32 °C (89.6 °F)
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Vigna Costa Grimaldi
Terlo, Barolo, Piedmont
310 meters (1,000 feet) above sea level
4,800 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
25 years old
Time of harvest:
Mid to late October
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Balanced yet pronounced tannins; that denote great structure and longevity; heightened aromas; full-bodied, austere and velvety on the palate, with long finish of goudron and spice.
Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).
Rich and flavorful dishes; game like wild boar or venison; pork, cheese and salumi.
Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by volume; dry extract: 29.4 g/l; total acidity: 5.9 g/l; residual sugar: 3 g/l; 3.5 pH
Giuseppe Ca Viola