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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 | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011
(from vines close to Grasso's Gavarini vineyard but facing southwest; vinified and aged "like Barolo"; elevage in 50% and 50% once-used barriques for 15 months and then stored in bottle in a tunnel at 57 degrees and 90% humidity until being bottled in the fall of 2010): Bright red-ruby. The aromatic nose offers a complex combination of red fruits, spicy oak and flowers. Very fine-grained, suave and dry, with perfectly integrated acidity emphasizing the wine's detail and floral element. A pliant, ripe wine of great finesse. finishing with smooth tannins and lovely subtle, nebbiolo-like perfume. Classy juice.
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