“...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
Can there be a 'wow' Dolcetto? If there can be, then this is one, and it bodes brilliantly for the (already hyped) 2020 vintage in general. Traditionally cropped from an ideally positioned 3.2 hectares within the Serralunga postcode.
Raised entirely in tank, this is surprisingly deep, yet also so juicy and bright, with flavours and aromas of ripe plum, dark cherry, iodine and violet, supported by ripe, yet abundant, chalky tannins. I'm not sure I've ever thought of a Dolcetto I'd love to see this with a few years of age, but I did here. Serious bargain.
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.