2019 Massolino Barolo

Another effortlessly excellent Barolo from Massolino, floral and inviting but with fine, firm tannins, and a lovely umami savouriness on the finish.
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The Massolino Barolo is a blend of cru vineyards across Serralunga that makes a snapshot of the vintage told through the lens of Nebbiolo.

It's a very important wine to the family, heralding the quality of their elite single vineyard Baroli and it is considered by many as something of touchstone of quality for the region.

It's a classically styled wine, all red fruits and florals with well settled acidity, and seems to become more delicate with each release.

It also carries with it the Massolino signature clarity and definition, making it a wine that looks its best with a little time to sleep in the bottle.

On the palate: multiple sensations, we are faced with a full-bodied, classic and well-structured wine that does not fear aging and represents in an excellent way the important character of our lands. It is advisable to carafe it and drink it at a temperature of 18-20 ° C. It is best expressed when paired with red meats, especially game and game, and with truffle dishes. It is also excellent on first courses of egg pasta with meat sauces and risottos as well as with medium-aged cow and goat cheeses.

Traditional Barolo with long-lasting fermentation and maceration in oak vats, at temperatures around 30 ° C; aging takes place in large Slavonian oak barrels for up to 30 months. Bottle refinement follows in special cool and dark rooms.

92 points - "The 2019 Barolo is a very serious wine. Readers looking for an easygoing, entry-level Barolo will not find that here. Bright and sizzling with tannin, the 2019 is going to need at least a few years to fully come together. Crushed rocks, red/purplish fruit and dried flowers emerge with some coaxing, but this is really a wine for the cellar. It is also probably the most reticent straight Barolo I tasted for this report." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

93 points - "Lots of lavender, raspberry and orange blossom aromas follow through to a medium body, with fine tannins and a polished finish. Shows lovely drive and balance. Clear and fine. Drink after 2025." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

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    Peter H.
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    4 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Barolo beauty

    Good value barolo with some balanced tannins and ripping acid. Love the dark cherry

  • JJ
    Jimmy J.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Bold flavours, great entry point into Barolo

    Strongly recommend, medium bodied and well rounded - easy drinker.

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Massolino

The Massolino family's history as winegrowers in Serralunga stretches back more than a century.

Founded in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the family's history is richly intertwined with that of the whole region. They now farm 23 hectares across prime real estate in the Serralunga sub-region, with premium holdings on the famed slopes of Margheria, Parafada and the legendary vineyard Vigna Rionda.

These are wines that, while classic, have continued to evolve over each generation in pursuit of the purest expression of the beloved Nebbiolo grape.

One of the great wine families of Piedmont and the wines are prized in the best cellars and restaurants in the world.

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