2022 Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba

Beautifully perfumed and supple Dolcetto from one of Serralunga's top producers.
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Description

Historically harvested from a prime 3.2-hectare plot in Serralunga, recent vintages of Massolino's Dolcetto also feature fruit from the Cascina I Maschi vineyard in Monforte d’Alba. This wine is exclusively aged in stainless steel tanks with the goal being to make a wine made for drinking during harvest, where the fresh berried fruits and soft tannins help down lunch while grapes are being brought into the cellar.

A dry classic vintage sees a slightly fuller body and darker fruit character wine compared to the 2021 vintage, yet remains equally delightful. It's a supple wine, not profound in complexity like it's Nebbiolo based cousins but very high in drinkability and much kinder to the budget. This is the wine you drink while you wait for your Baroli to mature.

Wine description:
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Massolino displays a typically Piedmontese DNA. Careful vinification aims to make it smoother and rounder, accentuating its drinkability.

Soil composition: mixed consistency tending towards limestone.

First year of production: 1896.

Vinification and ageing: temperature controlled fermentation (around 30°C) and maceration in stainless steel lasting an average period of 7-9 days. This is followed by malolactic fermentation and a few months of maturation in stainless steel and cement.

Note: the soils of Serralunga convey exceptional structure to this grape, which offers characteristic freshness and fragrance.

Appearance: bright ruby red with deep purplish hues.

Bouquet: fresh, fruity, sweet and elegant perfumes strongly prevail.

Flavour: expansive and warm entry, opening into a multitude of flavours traceable to a rich and concentrated wine. Naturally dominant fruit and vinous character leaving behind a lingering and pleasant aftertaste. It is best to serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C. In keeping with Langa tradition this wine is ideal with all courses of a meal. It is also perfect for snacks featuring cured meats and cheeses, or at the beginning of a meal, served with starters (other than fish) and sliced meats. Pasta, rice, soup and red meats, particularly when grilled, enhance its good body and pleasantly drinkable quality.

Customer Reviews

3.5
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2 reviews
  • DT
    David T.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    10 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Solid Dolcetto

    I have enjoyed Massolino Barolo in the past so thought I'd give this a try. It's a competitive market for Dolcetto now, and I felt this was a solid wine which lagged behind its peers just a bit. Great with food as always.

  • DW
    Derek W.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2020 Drop

    Nice drop

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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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