2000 Silvio Grasso - Barolo Pi' Vigne 750ml

Italy - Piedmont - Barolo/ Red / Nebbiolo   |     Watch

2000 Silvio Grasso - Barolo Pi' Vigne
This wine is currently sold out. However, many times we can still locate this wine for you. Use the contact form below to request assistance.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 90

($68; Grasso's new name for his normale, aged in used barriques Medium red. Mellow, inviting aromas of redcurrant, marzipan, truffle and underbrush. Sweet, lush and ripe, with generous, broad strawberry and raspberry fruit flavors. This attractive wine offers good snap and verve, and finishes with very fine tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 117

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

About This Producer


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" is an elegant, ripe Nebbiolo without extended wood aging.

The estate is managed by Federico Grasso who supervises all work in the vineyards and in the cellar. The enthusiasm of Federico is expressed in quite a large range of wines in order to enhance the different characteristics of the "terroir" and of historical crus of La Morra such as Luciani, Manzoni and Giachini.

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers