Silvio Grasso Barolo 2011 375ml
100% Nebbiolo grown in calcareous clay soils in La Morra. Traditional maceration with the skins for 40 days in steel with indigenous yeasts, maturation in Slavonian oak casks (capacity 10 Hl) for 24 months. His sophisticated, modern Barolos are part- icularly 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.
Wine SpectatorMenthol and licorice accents complement the core of cherry and strawberry fruit. Balanced, but needs a few years to integrate. Fine length. Best from 2018 through 2032. 850 cases made.