The Elio Grasso Estate, located in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, has 42 hectares of land of which 24 are forests and meadows that surround the 18 hectares of vineyards, within the World Heritage site. The 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo Gavarini sees fruit sourced from the youngest vines in the prized Rüncot site. Declassified grapes from that important cru are directed to this wine instead. Gianluca Grasso is particularly proud of the hard work dedicated to this excellent value wine. Hints of cherry, plum and raspberry followed by aromas of violet, rose, vanilla, pink pepper. This is a structured and richly textured Langhe Nebbiolo with dusty mineral sensations on the close. A wine that can be paired with almost anything and a great alternative to Pinot Noir.