Elio Grasso Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi 2009

Dolcetto from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 108940
  • red wine
  • RP89
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

The vinification procedure for Dolcetto d'Alba Dei Grassi involves fermentation for 5-6 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After malolactic fermentation, the wine stays in stainless steel until bottling in April-May. We recommend you drink this wine in the first 4-5 years after the vintage to enjoy the fragrance of its aromas and its refreshing drinkability.

Critical Acclaim

"Offers depth, with a chocolate accent to the black cherry and black currant flavors. The dusty tannins are balanced by sweet fruit as the aftertaste picks up mineral notes. Drink now through 2014."
89 Points

"The 2009 Dolcetto d’Alba "Dei Grassi" is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine laced with varietal dark fruit, tar and licorice. There is an interplay of classic Dolcetto aromas and flavors with the textural finesse of contemporary winemaking I find particularly appealing. This isn’t a blockbuster Dolcetto, rather it is a wine that relies on finesse. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. "
89 Points

Learn About Elio Grasso

Currently, the Elio Grasso estate has a productive vineyard holding of 14 hectares. The cellar uses only estate-grown grapes from varieties traditionally grown, with excellent results, in the Langhe hill country near Alba. Reflecting the imprint of the vineyard where the fruit was grown in order to give our wines their unique personality is the goal that we - myself, my wife...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Dolcetto

(dole-CHEH-toh) Piedmont's other grape Thoughts of Piedmont usually bring images of big tannic Barolos and Barbarescos, but an oft-forgotten everyday variety of the region is Dolcetto. Roughly translated, Dolcetto means little sweet one. While not exactly sweet, wine made from Dolcetto exudes light and fruity characteristics. Notable Facts Dolcetto is an early-ripening grape,...

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Winemaker's Notes This d'Alba Dei Grassi is an elegant, feminine and delicate wine. ...
This d'Alba Dei Grassi is an elegant, feminine and delicate wine. ...
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