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Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Monforte d'Alba 2009

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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.

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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

Member Reviews for Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Monforte d'Alba

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
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4.00 5
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.


External Reviews for Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Monforte d'Alba

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/28/2011

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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Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

RP: 89 Points



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.

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