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Silvio Grasso Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba 2010

Member Review by mikespeer:

light...very dry, with full fruit flavors...

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Silvio Grasso:
The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has “produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages” (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wo... Read more
The Grasso family has been producing wine since 1927, but Federico Grasso only started bottling in 1980, and has “produced a bevy of sensational efforts over recent vintages” (Parker). His sophisticated, modern Barolos are particularly notable for avoiding excessive wood aromas; to this end, Grasso prefers to use large barrels rather than barriques for maturation, and uses less than 30% new wood even on his single-vineyard bottlings. The “Bricco Luciani”, which is located just above Molino’s “Gancia” vineyard, is soft, generous, classic La Morra, while the “Ciabot Manzoni” was described as “Godzilla-like” by Parker, “multidimensional, compelling/prodigious… gigantic in scope and stature”; this wine was given 95 points for the 2004 by the Wine Spectator. In fact, all of Grasso's 2004 Baroli were awarded scores between 92-95 points. Dolcetto and Barbera also exhibit exceptional lushness and ripeness, with superb purity of flavors and aromas, and the “Peirass” (first released last year) is an elegant, ripe Nebbiolo without extended wood aging. Read less

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Snooth User: mikespeer
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3.00 5
06/25/2012

light...very dry, with full fruit flavors...


External Reviews for Silvio Grasso Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2009 01/06/2011

Their opaque Dolcetto is one of the most intense and complex of all our Barolo-producing estates, featuring the telltale fine tannins of Serralunga and astonishing length.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/13/2011

1 x 750ML Bottle




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