Press Area

December 2007


Parafada 2004 Robert Parker

” The estate’s 2004 Barolo Parafada is the most
accessible of these 2004 Barolos. It possesses a
fat, unctuous texture, with superb ripeness, poise
and balance.

A note of sweetness from the French
oak lingers on the finish. In 2004 the Parafada is
aged in a mix of 40% cask , 30% 500 liter barrels
and 30% 225 liter barrels. The use of French oak
gives this wine its full-bodied, soft, fruit-driven
texture. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020. Brothers
Franco and Roberto Massolino have a top-flight set
of wines with their 2004 Barolos.

Thewines are fermented in cement, then undergo
malolactic fermentation in a combination of cement
and steel prior to being racked into large Slavonian
oak casks for roughly two and half years.”