BOTTLE SIZE 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY BAROLO, PIEMONTE, ITALY
GRAPE 100% NEBBIOLO
FEATURES VEGETARIAN, VEGAN
WINEMAKER FRANCO & ROBERTO MASSOLINO, GIOVANNI ANGELI
ALLERGEN INFO CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS
This 23 hectare estate has been in the Massolino family since 1896. In recent years, the style of the wines has undergone a subtle transformation. Winemaker Franco Massolino has done a wonderful job of marrying change with a respect for tradition, something that sets Massolino apart from many of the younger producers in Barolo today. The vineyards, with vines up to 60 years old, are in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba: the source of some of the greatest, most structured and longest-lived Barolos.
Grapes for this Barolo, first produced in 1911, come from several vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 320-360 metres above sea level, on soils composed predominantly of limestone.The vines are between 10 and 55 years old and Guyot trained with planting density of 5,000-6,000 vines per hectare.
Maceration and fermentation in oak fermenters (“tini”) lasted approximately 15 days at temperatures between 31-33°C. Ageing took place in large Slavonian oak casks for 30 months followed by a year in bottle before release.
This wine is bright ruby-garnet in colour. With the grapes sourced from different sub-areas of Serralunga, there is a spectrum of perfumes on the nose, ranging from spicy to sweet, floral and fruit. The palate is a classic example of the region; full-bodied, elegant and well structured, with great ageing ability.