About the Gift
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. 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.
The 2016 vintage is considered one of the great harvests in memory. If you were ever going to take the plunge, this Barolo from this vintage is an excellent wine to do so on.
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 Piedmonte and the wines are prized in the best cellars and restaurants in the world.