Silvio Grasso Dolcetto 2022, DOC Langhe, Piedmont, Italy

The company Silvio Grasso was founded in 1927 but only in the mid-eighties Alessio Federico took over from his father Silvio began to bottle all the production. 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. Production area: La Morra, Roddino. 100% Dolcetto. Vineyard area: 1.5 hectares. Terrain: Calcareous. Vinification and aging: Fermentation on the skins for 10 days in steel tanks, maturation in steel tanks for 7-8 moonths. Refinement in bottle for 1 month.