Barolo Docg

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: garnet red colour with variable intensity depending on the vintage.

Bouquet: the grapes come from different subzones in Serralunga and this gives them a broad and variable spectrum of perfumes, ranging from tempting spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature.

Flavour: a variety of sensations, with a full-bodied, classic and well structured wine which ages well and perfectly represents the important character of our land.

 

It is best to decant and serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C.

 

It achieves its best expression when served with red meats, particularly game, and with dishes dressed with truffle. It is also excellent with fresh egg pasta and meat sauce, and with risotto, as well as medium-mature cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses.

Features

Barolo Docg

Vineyard
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in vineyards situated in the area of Serralunga d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto.
  • Altitude: between 320 and 360 m above sea level.
  • Total surface area: 9 hectares.
  • Soil composition: mainly calcareous with sometimes consistent variations from zone to zone.
  • Training system and vine density: traditional Guyot; from 5,000 to 6,000 vines per hectare.
  • Yield per hectare: 6.5 tonnes.
  • Average age of vines: from 10 to 55 years, depending on the vineyard.
  • Harvest: manual, in the second half of October.
  • First year of production: 1911.
  • Vinification and ageing: traditional Barolo with fermentation and maceration lasting about 15 days at temperatures which vary from 31 to 33° C; the wine is aged in large oak barrels for at least 30 months and is left to mature in bottles placed in special dark, cool cellars for just over a year.
  • Note: Barolo DOCG classico occupies an outstanding role for our estate. With this wine, we wish to propose a bottle of the very highest level!

Style Sheet

Barolo Docg

  • 13/07/2021
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Camphor, wild berry, new leather and blue flower aromas emerge on

  • 19/02/2021
  • VinePair

    “This wine is powerful, with focus. It smells like cherries and

  • 10/11/2020
  • Falstaff

    “Bright ruby red. Lightly herbaceous on the nose, with notes of

  • 6/10/2020
  • Wine Spectator

    “A stream of pure, juicy cherry fruit is at the heart

  • 26/02/2020
  • Jancis Robinson

    Beautiful lustrous ruby. Lifted and concentrated and with a touch of

  • 10/01/2020
  • Wine Spectator

    “Lean, yet evocative of cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco notes, this

  • 9/01/2020
  • Wine Advocate

    “This is the bread-and-butter wine for the folks at Massolino, and

  • 2/12/2019
  • James Suckling

    Very fresh and attractive Barolo with abundant red cherries and a

  • 30/01/2019
  • James Suckling

    “Very fresh and attractive Barolo with abundant red cherries and a

  • 14/12/2018
  • Merum

    “Nice dark red; fruity, caramel notes; juicy, well balanced, good tannins;

  • 5/12/2018
  • Falstaff

    Intensively brilliant ruby red. Fragrant floral nose, with hints of dried

  • 30/11/2018
  • James Suckling

    Impressive vibrant strawberries. A lighter fruited style with poached cherries and

  • 30/04/2018
  • James Suckling

    “Impressive vibrant strawberries. A lighter fruited style with poached cherries and

  • 30/04/2018
  • Jancis Robinson

    “Mid ruby with bright orange rim. Very tight and backward on

  • 23/12/2017
  • Jancis Robinson

    “Just mid ruby, lustrous, with the beginning of orange tinges. Savoury

  • 26/11/2017
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Beguiling scents of fragrant berry, rose petal, baking spice, new leather

  • 24/11/2017
  • Wine Spectator

    “Offers alluring aromas of sweet, ripe cherry and berry, rose and truffle.

  • 31/10/2017
  • Vinous Media

    “The 2013 Barolo is just as impressive as it was the

  • 15/10/2017
  • Wine Advocate

    “The 2013 Barolo is elegant and streamlined. This vintage is a

  • 7/08/2017
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Beguiling scents of fragrant berry, rose petal, baking spice, new leather

  • 2/08/2017
  • James Suckling

    “Very beautiful aromas of orange peel, plums and berries follow through

  • 23/02/2017
  • Vinous Media

    Readers will get a good sense of what the vintage offers

  • 22/12/2016
  • Wine Spectator

    Saturated with cherry, strawberry, white pepper and mineral flavors, this red

  • 10/11/2016
  • Wine Enthusiast

    This fragrant, juicy red opens with scents of perfumed blue flower,

  • 8/05/2016
  • James Suckling

    “Very pretty aromas of terra-cotta, ripe fruit and hints of chilies.

  • 24/07/2015
  • Wine Enthusiast

    Round and already surprisingly accessible, this full-bodied red offers aromas and

  • 20/04/2015
  • James Suckling

    “Lots of pretty, ripe yet subtle fruit in this wine with

  • 3/09/2014
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “This elegant wine boasts a floral and spice fragrance of crushed

  • 21/05/2014
  • James Suckling

    “A wine with lovely balance and finesse, featuring dried-berry and walnut

Awards

Barolo Docg

  • 11/12/2020
  • Wine News

    “Top 100 Wines of 2020” by Wine Spectator: il Barolo 2016

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