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Grasso Elio Barolo Casa Mate 2000

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very matte on the nose with strong rose and tar notes over slightly pruny fruit that has a torrefied/roast coffee/cocoa edge 2 A bit ponderous with a dull attack though nice quality to the tannins and acids if a bit heavy 2 The palate is powerful with roasted herb, menthol and fudgy tones to the dark pruny fruit 2 Finishes with admirable length that balances clean red fruits and nice chinato herbs 3

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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 Grasso Elio Barolo Casa Mate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
09/22/2008

Very matte on the nose with strong rose and tar notes over slightly pruny fruit that has a torrefied/roast coffee/cocoa edge 2 A bit ponderous with a dull attack though nice quality to the tannins and acids if a bit heavy 2 The palate is powerful with roasted herb, menthol and fudgy tones to the dark pruny fruit 2 Finishes with admirable length that balances clean red fruits and nice chinato herbs 3


External Reviews for Grasso Elio Barolo Casa Mate

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

The 2000 Gavarini Vigna Chinera, from a vineyard with somewhat sandy soil, is elegant and fragrant with notes of roses, licorice and spice. Medium-bodied and soft, but with a firm tannic underpinning, it should last until 2015.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Bright, deep red. Pungent red berries and minerals on the vibrant nose. Dense, thick and sweet, but with brisk acids giving lift to the red berry and mineral flavors. A vibrant 2000 Barolo, if not quite as floral or complex as the Casa Maté.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

A lovely mixture of strawberries and cherries with hints of raspberries. Almost tropical. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a gorgeous ripe fruit finish. Very velvety. Goes on and on. Best after 2008.



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