Barolo Docg Parussi

Tasting characteristics

Appearance: deep garnet red
Bouquet: ethereal and enveloping with intense and persistent notes of sweet spices, sandalwood, tobacco and leather.
Flavour: Great structure. Remarkable tannin which softens with time and make it a perfect wine also for ageing. Its very long finish is typical of Barolos from Castiglione Falletto.

 

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

 

Parussi is the first Barolo made from grapes grown outside Serralunga d’Alba, in another fantastic area: Castiglione Falletto. The traditional vinification and ageing processes, which are the same as those used for its “Barolo brothers” from Serralunga d’Alba, highlight the well-known capacity of Nebbiolo grapes to deliver Barolos with different fascinating characteristics reflecting even the slightest changes in the microclimate and soil the grapes were grown in.
Perfect with the rich, traditional cuisine of the region, stewed meats and medium- long matured cheeses.

Features

Barolo Docg Parussi

Vineyard
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the vineyard in the A.G.M. “Parussi” (sheet no. 2, land parcel no. 342, 108, 268) in Castiglione Falletto.
  • Altitude: 300 m above sea level
  • Total surface area: 1.3 hectares
  • Soil composition: calcareous, clayey and sandy.
  • Training system and vine density: traditional Guyot, with about 5,000 vines per hectare.
  • Yield per hectare: 4.5 tons.
  • Average age of vines: 40 years.
  • Harvest: manual, in the second half of October.
  • First year of production: 2007.
  • Vinification and ageing: a 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 about a year.
  • Note: 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 excellent quality grapes. The very calcareous soil conveys a remarkable structure with quite strong tannins.

Style Sheet

Barolo Docg Parussi

  • 19/02/2021
  • Wine Spectator

    “Plum, black cherry and floral notes are framed by cigar box,

  • 10/11/2020
  • Falstaff

    “Shiny ruby with a fine garnet edge. Very intense nose showing

  • 26/02/2020
  • Jancis Robinson

    Castiglione Falletto. Quite firm and monolithic on the nose but with

  • 10/01/2020
  • Wine Spectator

    “Focused and elegant, this red features a pure cherry center, accented

  • 9/01/2020
  • Wine Advocate

    “This wine was not made in 2014, when this vineyard site

  • 2/12/2019
  • James Suckling

    Dark-berry, spice and dried-flower aromas that follow through to a full

  • 30/01/2019
  • James Suckling

    “Dark-berry, spice and dried-flower aromas that follow through to a full

  • 26/11/2017
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Firmly structured and loaded with energy, this intense red opens with

  • 24/11/2017
  • Wine Spectator

    “This red is pure and elegant, with cherry and strawberry fruit

  • 31/10/2017
  • Vinous Media

    “The 2013 Barolo Parussi, the only Massolino Barolo made from Castiglione

  • 15/10/2017
  • Wine Advocate

    “The 2013 Barolo Parussi is built like a little fortress with

  • 7/08/2017
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “Firmly structured and loaded with energy, this intense red opens with

  • 2/08/2017
  • James Suckling

    “Aromas of oranges, mandarins, and raspberries follow through to a medium

  • 23/02/2017
  • Vinous Media

    The 2013 Barolo Parussi, Massolino’s single Barolo from Castiglione Falletto, is

  • 10/11/2016
  • Wine Enthusiast

    From vineyard holdings in Castiglione Falletto, this opens with alluring scents

  • 8/05/2016
  • James Suckling

    “This has a beautiful fresh blackberry and mineral character on the

  • 24/07/2015
  • Wine Enthusiast

    This classic Barolo opens with aromas of ripe dark berry, forest

  • 20/04/2015
  • James Suckling

    “Lots of fresh dried strawberries with lemon rind character and hints

  • 3/09/2014
  • Wine Enthusiast

    “This bold wine is yet another impressive 2010 Barolo from Massolino.

  • 21/05/2014
  • James Suckling

    “A pretty wine with spice, flower and berry character. Medium to

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