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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.
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Bright red. Lively aromas of red cherry and rose petal. Bigger and richer than the Gavarini Chiniera: more mouthfilling. Ripe but dry, and a little less precise and elegant than the Gavarini. This wine's darker fruit character and more serious tannins give it a masculine aspect. Not quite the floral lift here, but long on the finish.