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2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot

The Best or Nothing
November 1, 2016



This is pretty simple. A truly great wine from a truly great vintage might make its way into your cellar for a special occasion somewhere down the road. The 2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot has been released. Elio Grasso wines have become so sought after that they routinely sell out before they even release the wines. This is a little different than say fifteen years ago when we could get as much as we wanted of everything they make.

The Runcot is a single vineyard and the special project of Elio's son Gianluca. It is only bottled in great vintages and is always made as a Riserva. The specifics of how and how long it is aged varies depending on what Gianluca feels is best for that particular year. The 2010 has amazing complexity and depth and is perfectly balanced. By the way, as the wine is aging in barrell, Gianluca streams classical music in the cellar. This is an additional note of terroir.

Of course this is a wine with tremendous aging potential. The Grasso estate is in Monforte d'Alba. We do not as yet have a specific arrival date. It shouldin December. Happy holidays, indeed.


2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot: Superb 149/bottle Net

2010 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot Magnum: Superb 325/bottle Net


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: peter@federalwine.com


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           - Peter Hemenway