“...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
Drawn from an ideally positioned 3.2 hectares within the Serralunga postcode and entirely raised in tank, Massolino's little sweet one has a wonderfully flowing texture for this variety. It's bright and juicy, with flavours of Satsuma plum and red and black cherry, as well as aromatic violet bouncing around the palate. It's long and refreshing with a chalky acidity, in the best Dolcetto manner.
"One of the most distinctive wines in this range, the 2018 Dolcetto d'Alba is a powerful wine that really shows the grip and intensity of Serralunga in its structural feel. Smoke, iron, incense, dark spice, menthol and licorice add character to a rich, flavorful Dolcetto that will shine at the dinner table. The Dolcetto is often a standout at Massolino, as it is again in 2018." 90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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.