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Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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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Grasso, Azienda Agricola Elio:
Currently, the Elio Grasso estate has a productive vineyard holding of 14 hectares. The cellar uses only estate-grown grapes from varieties traditionally grown, with excellent results, in the Langhe hill country near Alba. Reflecting the imprint of the vineyard where the fruit was grown in order to give our wines their unique personality is the goal that we - myself, my wife Marina and our son... Read more
Currently, the Elio Grasso estate has a productive vineyard holding of 14 hectares. The cellar uses only estate-grown grapes from varieties traditionally grown, with excellent results, in the Langhe hill country near Alba. Reflecting the imprint of the vineyard where the fruit was grown in order to give our wines their unique personality is the goal that we - myself, my wife Marina and our son, Gianluca - strive to achieve, with the invaluable assistance of our consultant wine technician, Piero Ballario. We believe that to be acknowledged first as grape farmers, and then as wine producers, is the best way to honour, and continue the labours of, those who have faced before us the challenges that working with nature and her products, like wine, entails. This, and a desire to be true to ourselves, prompts us propose, without presumption, the convictions and conduct shared by all Langhe farming families, characteristics worth preserving and which we believe make the difference. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 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


Member Reviews for Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
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: jrochex
81311518
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 06/09/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: tonifad
302794126
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


Snooth User: tpurifoy
12382666
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/19/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 12/11/2014

Harvest period and method: second and third 10 days of September, manual harvest. The vinification procedure for Dolcetto d'Alba 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


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 08/24/2018

Harvest period and method: second and third 10 days of September, manual harvest. The vinification procedure for Dolcetto d'Alba 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 8 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 05/22/2018

Harvest period and method: second and third 10 days of September, manual harvest. The vinification procedure for Dolcetto d'Alba 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 12 in Stock **


External Review
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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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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