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” This is a rich and beautifully extracted Barolo that opens with concentrated aromas of toasted
hazelnut, chocolate fudge, cherry, licorice and exotic spice. In the mouth, it offers firm, finely
textured tannins and a powerful but delicious finish.”
“From 47-year-old vines on a south-facing slope in Serralunga d’Alba, Parafada ages for 24 months in barrique. While oak has mellowed the wine’s tarry tannin, that tannin is still the dominant aspect, a black smokiness that hides fruit behind the scent of braised meat. This is earthy and rooty, needing time for the fruit to evolve. Cellar it six to eight years.”
”Massolino’s Parafada Barolo is a stunningly beautiful wine with bold, confident aromas of black fruit, tobacco, cigar box, cherry cola, clove, nutmeg and vanilla bean. The mouthfeel is bright, lively, velvety and, generally speaking, the 2006 vintage represents a big jump over 2005.”
…Ripe, full of spice, earth, tar, bitter
chocolate, fleshy bramble fruit, elegant
and balanced. Very pure.”
Vigna Rionda Riserva 2006
“A fresh, bracing red, whose assertive structure sets the pace for pure
floral, cherry, leather, underbrush, mint and tobacco flavor. This has an
iron note, with muscular tannins and a long, long finish. Really shows the
density of the vintage. Best from 2015 through 2028.”