Silvio Grasso 2017 Barolo

$ 36.99

Winemaker Notes

100% Nebbiolo grown in calcareous clay soils in La Morra. Fermentation lasts 10 days in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in 30-40% new French oak barriques for 24 months, followed by 12 months in bottle before release.

Critical Acclaim

JS 93
James Suckling

Dried-cherry, seaweed and iodine aromas follow through to a full body with well integrated tannins that give the wine energy and form. Flavorful finish.

RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2017 Barolo is a broad and thickly concentrated expression that definitely wears the marks of a hot growing season. The fruit is weighed by thick concentration, dark cherry and plum, all followed by plenty of earthy tones or crushed aspirin. You even get a hint of black truffle that is perfumed and sensual. The tannins on this wine are almost accessible now, and this wine can be enjoyed in the near term as well. I found this blended Barolo to be the most balanced of these three new releases from Silvio Grasso.