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Massolino Barolo Serralunga d’Alba DOCG

2013

In a Nutshell

Fantastic Barolo from the most structured and robust area - Serralunga d'Alba

Tasting Notes

This wine is bright ruby-garnet in colour with intense perfumes of dark fruit and a touch of cloves with a savoury, herbal note. On the palate, it is full-bodied yet elegant, with plenty of robust but ripe tannins supporting the dark, dried plum and autumn compote fruit character and balancing the acidity. Long and fine, with perfumes of roses and violets on the finish.

Production Notes

Fermentation and maceration lasted approximately 15 days at temperatures between 31-33ºC. The wine was matured in large oak casks for 30 months followed by a year in bottle before release.

Grape Blend

100%

Nebbiolo

Massolino Barolo Serralunga d'Alba DOCG

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2013

Size

0.75L

ABV

13.5%

Grape

Nebbiolo

Closure

Cork

£45.50

Press Quotes & Awards

Crafted from parcels in the Serralunga d’Alba crus of Briccolina, Le Turne, Broglio and Collaretto with a little bit of fruit from Parussi in Castiglione Falletto. An intriguing synthesis of the ethereal and the earthy. Fragrant peonies and raspberry meet red liquorice, iron and brick. On the palate, tangy pomegranate is framed by tacky tannins and juicy acidity. 92 points

Decanter Italy Supplement, 1 February 2018

This has red cherry and raspberry aromas with rose petal and ginger biscuits in the background. Fine and long with oodles of juicy red fruits, the ample tannins sustain the bright, energetic finish.

Gourmet Traveller Wine, 1st February 2018

Offers alluring aromas of sweet, ripe cherry and berry, rose and truffle. Firms up on the palate, yet expands the range of flavours, adding leather, iron and underbrush notes. Finishes on the burly side, but should repay aging. Fine length. 93 points

Bruce Sanderson, “Buying Guide”, Wine Spectator, 31 January 2018

Just as impressive as it was the last time I tasted it. Exquisitely layered and expressive, offers a good dose of Serralunga character, but with mid-weight structure and plenty of near to medium term appeal. The wine's aromatic intensity, depth and overall pedigree are all indicative of what has turned out to be a very high quality year at Massolino. 92 points.

Antonio Galloni, “2013 Barolo: The Late Releases”, vinous.com, 13 October 2017

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