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2009 Silvio Grasso Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

NV   1980   1997   2003   2006   2008   2010
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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $34   From: $29   To: $39

Search Rank 8681 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 8681st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6286th

Score: 91   When to drink: 2013 to 2021
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
91/100   2013 to 2021
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Grape Variety

Nebbiolo is a black-skinned red wine grape variety most famous for creating the "tar and roses" scent of Barolo wines from Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The grape's very name is evocative of its home among the misty foothills of the western Alps; the nebbia (Italian for "fog") after which it is named frequently arrives on early October mornings, when the Nebbiolo harvest is in full swing.

Most strains of Nebbiolo demonstrate a good resistance to botrytis and although early forms of Barolo were made in a sweet style, this was due to struggling ferments rather than the effects of botrytis. Unfortunately, the vine showed little or no resistance to phylloxera when the louse spread its devastation across Europe in the 1860s an ...more

  • Barolo is a traditional hillside village in the rolling hills of Piedmont, north-western Italy. The vineyards and cantine (wineries) there have long been famous for producing some of Italy's very finest red wines – predominantly from the region's signature grape variety, Nebbiolo. Fragrant, tannic Barolo wine is so revered that it was one of just three wines awarded DOCG status on the day that the classification was introduced in July, 1980 (the other two were Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano).

  • Piedmont, in the far north-west of Italy, enjoys an unrivaled seat among the world's very finest wine regions. It is the home of more DOCG wines than any other Italian region, among them such well-known and respected names as Barolo, ...more

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