Barolo Docg Parafada

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: deep garnet red with bright hues which naturally evolve with age
Bouquet: intense, very complex, offering a wide range of notes; with remarkable red fruit combined with floral and spicy hints
Especially after a few years of ageing, this Barolo shows all the elegance and charm that only Nebbiolo grapes can offer
Flavour: robust, rich and austere. It perfectly reflects the great complexity of the soil in Serralunga d’Alba.
The perfect Barolo for long ageing.

 

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

 

The elegant companion for important rice and pasta dishes, such as risotto cooked in Barolo, and rich and tasty main courses, such as roast meats.
After a few years of ageing, this Barolo expresses its considerable potential just as well when sipped as a wine for thought and served with hard and medium-hard cheeses.

Features

Barolo Docg Parafada

Vineyard
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the vineyard in the A.G.M.“Parafada” (sheet no. 7,land parcels 44-12-6-269-368) in Serralunga d’Alba.
  • Altitude: 330 m above sea level.
  • Total surface area: 1.13 hectares.
  • Soil composition: marl, limestone and sand.
  • Training system and vine density: traditional Guyot, with about 5,800 vines per hectare.
  • Yield per hectare: 4.5 tonnes.
  • Average age of vines: 55 years
  • Harvest: manual, in the second half of October.
  • First year of production: 1990.
  • Vinification and ageing: traditional Barolo, 15-20 days of fermentation and maceration at 31-33° C; aged in oak barrels for about 30 months and left to mature in bottles placed in special, dark, cool cellars for at least a year.
  • Note: the age of the vineyard, the splendid exposure due south and the ridge protected from the wind give us grapes of absolute excellence.

Style Sheet

Barolo Docg Parafada

  • 19/02/2021
  • Decanter

    “Now in the hands of the fourth generation, Massolino has slowly

  • 10/11/2020
  • Falstaff

    “Shiny ruby with a slight garnet edge. Intense and appealing nose,

  • 26/02/2020
  • Jancis Robinson

    Serralunga d’Alba. Lustrous mid ruby. Earthy, peppery cherry fruit with a

  • 10/01/2020
  • Wine Spectator

    “Offers ripe cherry, raspberry and currant aromas and flavors, with floral,

  • 9/01/2020
  • Wine Advocate

    “The 2015 Barolo Parafada sees fruit sourced from 61-year-old vineyards planted

  • 2/12/2019
  • James Suckling

    A moody nose with deep blue flowers – roses and violets

  • 30/01/2019
  • James Suckling

    “A moody nose with deep blue flowers – roses and violets

  • 3/12/2018
  • Falstaff

    Bright ruby red with light garnet shades. The nose is intense

  • 30/11/2018
  • James Suckling

    The pedigree has stood this in good stead in 2014. Aromas

  • 30/04/2018
  • James Suckling

    “The pedigree has stood this in good stead in 2014. Aromas

  • 23/12/2017
  • Jancis Robinson

    “Just mid ruby. Hints of oatmeal and raspberry and a hint

  • 24/11/2017
  • Wine Spectator

    “Aromas of cherry and cigar box introduce this juicy, linear red.

  • 31/10/2017
  • Vinous Media

    The 2013 Barolo Parafada is endowed with a huge core of

  • 15/10/2017
  • Wine Advocate

    “The 2013 Barolo Parafada is a gorgeous wine that needs ample

  • 7/08/2017
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Aromas of new leather, ripe dark berry, vineyard dust and a

  • 2/08/2017
  • James Suckling

    “Pretty aromas of wet earth and spices with black pepper and

  • 23/02/2017
  • Vinous Media

    The 2013 Barolo Parafada is dense and powerful through the middle.

  • 12/12/2016
  • Falstaff

    Bright ruby with fine garnet shades. The nose is a little

  • 10/11/2016
  • Wine Enthusiast

    A textbook Barolo, this opens with scents of mature berry, leather,

  • 8/05/2016
  • James Suckling

    “A 2012 with plenty of fruit and spice character including chili

  • 15/01/2016
  • Smak.no

    Lightly spiced, with hints of nuts and cherries. Juicy and lightly

  • 24/07/2015
  • Wine Enthusiast

    Structured and focused, this gorgeous wine offers enticing scents of pressed

  • 20/04/2015
  • James Suckling

    “Serious density of fruit here with plum, blackberry and wet mushroom

  • 3/09/2014
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Powerfully structured yet surprisingly graceful, this is one of the stars

  • 21/05/2014
  • James Suckling

    “Very pretty 2010 Barolo with dried strawberry, cherry and Spanish cedar.

Awards

Barolo Docg Parafada

  • 12/09/2016
  • La Repubblica

    Nice piece by newspaper "La Repubblica" on our wine! "Parafada by

  • 11/11/2011
  • Decanter

    Barolo 2007, Tom Maresca

  • 7/10/2010
  • DECANTER

    Parafada 2006, Jane Hunt

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