2019 Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo

Massolino's 'baby-Barolo'. The best way to sample this great family's prowess with Nebbiolo at a great price.

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The Langhe Nebbiolo is simply a more approachable blend of fruit that just didn't quite make the cut for the family's standard of Barolo.

You get all the charm of the Nebbiolo grape, you get the beauty of the Piemonte region, you get the Massolino name, all at a much more hip-pocket-friendly price.

You drink the Langhe while the Barolo matures in the cellar, is the thinking. And drink it, we will!

This is a lovely release of Langhe from the Massolino family. It will improve over the mid-long term, but it doesn't need it to be enjoyed.

Appearance: garnet red with variable intensity depending on the vintage.
Bouquet: delicate and pleasant, the predominant notes are of raspberry and violet, with the imposition of secondary perfumes very similar to those of Barolo as it ages.
Flavour: a complete and temptingly harmonious wine the elegance of which makes up for its lesser structure compared with that of Barolo.
It is best to decant and serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C.
A wine for drinking with all courses of a meal, it offers its best expression when served with rich and tasty dishes, from fresh pasta with rich meat of vegetables sauces, to grilled or roast red meat dishes. It is also excellent with soft and delicate blue cheeses.

93 Points - "Cherry, liquorice, fragrant too, offering juicy red fruit, gentle tannin grip, lovely freshness set in a medium-bodied, but tightly structured frame. There's a little blood orange and aniseed in the mix too. Very nice. Yum." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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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.

The Massolino men - Piedmont, Italy Massolino

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