“...Massolino is a producer that falls into a small, elite group. It not only delivers admirable top-end Nebbiolo wines....but it also makes a near-perfect range that starts with the delicious Dolcetto...." Nick Stock - Gourmet Wine Traveller
About this Wine
Massolino's two hectares of Guyot-trained vines in a limestone-rich Serralunga vineyard are now complemented by Barbera from Monforte d'Alba. The 2020 was fermented for 10 to 12 days in cement tanks and was raised in the same vessels for a short period before being bottled and released.
The 2020 is up there with the Dolcetto in the 'wow' stakes. With waves of red plum, white florals and nutmeg/clove spice notes, it's even more fragrant, pretty and altogether classier than usual. The finish is long and perfumed. A super release and another super value.
About the Winery
“...Massolino is a producer that falls into a small, elite group. It not only delivers admirable top-end Nebbiolo wines, which is ultimately what it will be judged on, but it also makes a near-perfect range that starts with the delicious Dolcetto and runs seamlessly though the Barbera, to basic Nebbiolo before arriving at the top tier wines." Nick Stock, Imports to Watch, Gourmet Traveller Wine
Founded in 1896, Massolino Winery, is based in and around the town of Serralunga, one of the prime sub-zones of the Barolo DOC.
The Massolino family’s greatest asset is of course their 23 hectares of (mostly) Serralunga vineyards, including choice parcels of such famous sites as; Margheria, Parafada and the legendary Vigna Rionda. They recently purchased a slice of the Parussi cru in Castiglione Falletto. Serrralunga, on the eastern edge of the Barolo DOCG, produces some of most profound and long lived Barolo. It is the home of great names such as Giacomo Conterno and Bruno Giacosa’s Falletto vineyard.
Today the wines of Massolino sit comfortably among the finest of the region – they are wines of wonderful purity and elegance. They are exclusively aged in large casks, so they are ‘traditional’ and yet they offer the best of the “old” and “new” worlds: pure, aromatic, textural, deeply flavoured wines that are at the same time precise, vibrant and distinctly regional.