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Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi 2011

Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi 750ml 2011     
Sku: 22201

Located outside the town of Monforte d’Alba on the eastern side of the Barolo appellation is Elio Grasso. A benchmark for quintessential, traditionally made Barolo, the family keeps production at a level where they can retain control over all aspects of winemaking. Elio works mostly in the vineyards, leaving the cellar work to his son Gianluca and wine consultant, Piero Ballario. All Grasso wines are produced using estate-grown fruit. The Barolos are produced from three, south-facing vineyards in Monforte: Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate, Gavarini Vigna Chiniera and Runcot. These steep vineyards are planted at 918-1,312 feet to loosely packed calcareous soils. Varietals are vinified separately, according to vineyard provenance and all the wines, with the exception of the Chardonnay are fermented in steel. These wines combine structure with elegance, aromatic finesse, solid character and exceptional aging potential.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Oct 2012)
A wine of remarkable elegance and polish, the 2011 Dolcetto d?Alba Dei Grassi caresses the palate with layers of soft fruit, floral aromas and phenomenal length. This isn?t a huge wine, but rather is endowed with superb elegance. Hints of tar, smoke and game wrap around the brilliant finish. I don?t think I have ever tasted a more refined and Burgundian Dolcetto than this. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Dolcetto d'Alba
Grape Varietal: Dolcetto
Type: Still wine
 
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