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2007 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera
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About Elio Grasso

Rather than turning out powerful, unyielding wines from his beautiful estate in the hills behind Monforte, Elio Grasso strives for harmonious and balanced bottlings. Grasso and his family offer three complex single-vineyard Barolosr. The Vigna Chiniera and the Case Maté are made in a more traditional style, while the powerful Runcot is aged for 30 months in all new barriques. Also look for their Nebbiolo from the Langhe and the Dolcetto d'Alba.

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2007 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera

Producer: Elio Grasso
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Nebbiolo
Origin: Italy
Region: Piedmont

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Good medium red.  Downright Burgundian nose offers redcurrant, strawberry, menthol, crushed stone and flowers; vibrant yet reticent.  Sweet, broad and fine-grained, with a light touch to the slightly imploded flavors of plum, mocha, earth and spices.  Finishes impressively broad, with a juicy quality and ripe dusty tannins.  Give this four or five years in the cellar.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
93+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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