Elio Grasso "Dei Grassi" Dolcetto d'Alba 2012

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According to Gianluca Grasso “Lighter styled because of the cooler vintage but it's just the way I like it”. Fresh and tart on the nose with a lit... Read more

The nose showed ripe blackberries, with floral undergrowth and a hint of bouillon. On the palate, it was soft and enveloping in a mid-weight style ... Read more

The 07 Dolcetto d’Alba Dei Grassi is a gorgeous and refined dolcetto, with plenty of dark fruit and licorice aromas. I guess the words precision an... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Elio Grasso "Dei Grassi" Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065184,562
3.50 5
07/09/2013

According to Gianluca Grasso “Lighter styled because of the cooler vintage but it's just the way I like it”. Fresh and tart on the nose with a little earthy and floral spice, and nice green peppercorn note. Decidedly medium light bodied in the mouth, fresh and immediately delicious, this is lovely with  lightly earthy red fruit, soft tannins, fine cleansing acidity. Uncomplicated yet gulpable and absolutely full of lightly plummy and red cherry fruits and a soft green herbal edge, this is irresistible. 88pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/31/2012

The nose showed ripe blackberries, with floral undergrowth and a hint of bouillon. On the palate, it was soft and enveloping in a mid-weight style with blackberries, a hint of sweet spice and a touch rustic with juicy acidity. The finish was pleasant and fresh just as a Dolcetto should be. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Snooth User: tonifad
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

The 07 Dolcetto d’Alba Dei Grassi is a gorgeous and refined dolcetto, with plenty of dark fruit and licorice aromas. I guess the words precision and drinkability comes to mind when trying to best describe this wine. Juicy (dark berry type), structured, and leaving you wanting another sip. http://bit.ly/rfJLoL


External Reviews for Elio Grasso "Dei Grassi" Dolcetto d'Alba

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Vintage: 2011 08/22/2013

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 ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2011 2011 Grasso Elio Dolcetto dAlba dei Grassi Dolcetto 750ml


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Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

A wine of remarkable elegance and polish the 2011 Dolcetto dAlba Dei Grassi caresses the palate with layers of soft fruit floral aromas and phenomenal length. This isnt a huge wine but rather is endowed with superb elegance. Hints of tar smoke and game wrap around the brilliant finish. I dont think I have ever tasted a more refined and Burgundian Dolcetto than this. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

Harvest period and method: second and third 10 days of September, manual harvest. The vinification procedure for Dolcetto dAlba Dei Grassi involves fermentation for 5-6 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After malolactic fermentation, the wine stays in stainless steel until bottling in April-May. We recommend you drink this wine in the first 4-5 years after the vintage to enjoy the fragrance of its aromas and its refreshing drinkability. - Winery ** Only 1 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 04/16/2014

Harvest period and method: second and third 10 days of September, manual harvest. The vinification procedure for Dolcetto dAlba Dei Grassi involves fermentation for 5-6 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After malolactic fermentation, the wine stays in stainless steel until bottling in April-May. We recommend you drink this wine in the first 4-5 years after the vintage to enjoy the fragrance of its aromas and its refreshing drinkability. - Winery ** ONLY 1 IN STOCK **


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Vintage: 2010 11/03/2011

The 2010 Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi is fabulous. Grasso's approach in the vineyard gives the Dolcetto just that extra little bit of dimension and complexity to the fruit, without abandoning a true, varietal expression. The wine shows excellent minera... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Grasso, Elio Dolcetto dAlba dei Grassi 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 08/09/2011

A Dolcetto wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2010 Grasso, Elio Dolcetto d'Alba dei Grassi 750ml


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/29/2011

The 2009 Dolcetto d'Alba "Dei Grassi" is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine laced with varietal dark fruit, tar and licorice. There is an interplay of classic Dolcetto aromas and flavors with the textural finesse of contemporary winemaking I find particularly appealing. This isn't a blockbuster Dolcetto, rather it is a wine that relies on finesse. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013.


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813115 Snooth User: jrochex
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2007 01/19/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"Elio Grasso remains the most under-appreciated of Piedmont’s top growers. Make no mistake about it, these wines can easily hold their own with the best from the region. When one factors in price, these are easily some of the finest ageworthy wines on the planet." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.

"Elio Grasso remains the most under-appreciated of Piedmont’s top growers. Make no mistake about it, these wines can easily hold their own with the best from the region. When one factors in price, these are easily some of the finest ageworthy wines on the planet." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.

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