Massolino wines are the result of a privileged relationship with the vineyard, interpreting all its peculiarities and nuances. A relationship built up day by day, personally supervising every moment in the production chain in all twenty three hectares of the estate. From the vineyard to the cellar, from the vine to the bottle.
The Classic Barolo is made with Nebbiolo grapes cultivated in vineyards situated in the area of Serralunga d’Alba at an altitude of 320 – 360 m above sea level, with a total surface area of 7 hectares. The soil is mainly calcareous with sometimes consistent variations from zone to zone.
The different subzones where the grapes originate give them a broad and variable spectrum of perfumes, ranging from the classic spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature.
The Margheria vineyard (sheet no. 7, land parcels 181-182-183-184) is situated in Serralunga d’Alba at an altitude of 340 m above sea level. The total surface area is 1.5 hectares and the vineyard enjoys excellent exposure. Together with Parafada and Vigna Rionda, it is one of the most important and famous cru vineyards of Serralunga, purchased by the Estate towards the end of the Seventies.
As far as soil type is concerned, it is calcareous with a good percentage of sand, adding elegance, mineral and spicy notes to the wine.
The Parafada vineyard (sheet no. 7, land parcels 44-12-6-269-368) is also located in the municipality of Serralunga d’Alba. It reaches an altitude of 330 m above sea level and occupies 1.13 hectares of land. The soil consists of marly lime.
The age of the vineyard, the splendid exposure due south and the ridge protected from the wind give us grapes of absolute excellence.
The vineyard situated in “Vigna Rionda” (sheet no. 8, land parcels 79-80-81-82-84-85-86) is in one of the best positions in Serralunga: when Giovanni and Renato Massolino decided to buy it, they chose to exchange it for a larger vineyard.
Set at an altitude of 330 m above sea level, it occupies a total surface area of 2.3 hectares. This vineyard too is made up of marly lime soil, which produces an important, potent wine, suitable for long ageing.
The vineyard “Parussi” is located in Castiglione Falletto (sheet no.2,land parcel no. 342,108,168).
Its altitude is 300 m above sea level, the total area is 1.3 hectares.
The excellent south-easterly/south-westerly exposure of the vineyard, situated on the crest of the hill, in the Parussi, sub-zone,guarantees the production of extraordinary quality grapes, with the tannic structure and expression of the land of Castiglione Falletto.