Silvio Grasso Barolo Nebbiolo 2010
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James Suckling 94
"This is deep and rich with dried berries and cherries on the nose and palate with dried berry, mineral and floral character. It’s full body, with silky tannins and fruity finish. Yet there ‘s beautiful tannin to the wine with the interplay of tannins, acidity and fruit. Better in 2015. - jamesuckling.com (April 2014)"

Wine Information:
Production area: La Morra
Vineyard extension: 0.50
Blend: Nebbiolo - 100%
Vineyard age: Nebbiolo - 1982
Soil type: Calcarous-clayey
Exposure: South/south-west

Vinification and ageing: Traditional ... read more
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Item ID: #16426
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 94
"This is deep and rich with dried berries and cherries on the nose and palate with dried berry, mineral and floral character. It’s full body, with silky tannins and fruity finish. Yet there ‘s beautiful tannin to the wine with the interplay of tannins, acidity and fruit. Better in 2015. - jamesuckling.com (April 2014)"

Wine Information:
Production area: La Morra
Vineyard extension: 0.50
Blend: Nebbiolo - 100%
Vineyard age: Nebbiolo - 1982
Soil type: Calcarous-clayey
Exposure: South/south-west

Vinification and ageing: Traditional maceration with the skins for 40 days in steel with indigenous yeasts, maturation in Slavonian oak casks (capacity 10 Hl) for 24 months.

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“(Grasso’s are) sensational Barolos that taste like the essence of Nebbiolo (Parker).”

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.

Farming Practices:
At the estate “natural agriculture” is carried out. Integrated insect and disease control is carried out. Sulfur-and copper-based products are used. Only organic fertilizers are used (the Insieme Group financed a cattle farm also for the production of manure). Spontaneous cover crops (sometimes specific crops are sown) are left between the rows of vines, the grass is mowed and the soil is occasionally tilled (the turf is mainly left in place). Very careful use of SO2 in the wines.

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Silvio GrassoThe 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" (Wine Advocate). 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 the "Gancia" vineyard, is soft, generous, classic La Morra, while the "Ciabot Manzoni" was described as "Godzilla-like" by the Wine Advocate, "multidimensional, compelling/prodigious... gigantic in scope and stature."Dolcetto and Langhe Nebbiolo also exhibit exceptional lushness and ripeness, with superb purity of flavors and aromas, without wood aging.

Vineyard Management: At the estate "natural agriculture" is carried out. Integrated insect and disease control is carried out. Sulfur-and copper-based products are used. Only organic fertilizers are used (the Insieme Group financed a cattle farm also for the production of manure). Spontaneous cover crops (sometimes specific crops are sown) are left between the rows of vines, the grass is mowed and the soil is occasionally tilled (the turf is mainly left in place). Very careful use of SO2 in the wines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Velco

great value for money

"I decanted this barolo for a couple of hours and was sublime.Even better than some that are double the price"

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