Massolino

Massolino

Based in the heart of the village of Serralunga, Massolino is a historical estate now managed by Franco Massolino. The estate was established in 1896 by Franco’s great-grandfather, and its running has been deeply interwoven throughout different generations. Charming and open yet reflective, Franco combines a willingness to challenge assumptions with a deeply-felt sense of responsibility to his family legacy. This legacy, in his view, is to faithfully represent the wines and unique heritage of the region. To give the purest expression of the grape, vinification is traditional, with fermentation and maceration for around 21 days in temperature-controlled, open oak fermenters called tini. The wine is the aged in large Slovenian oak botti – no oak toast, just steamed – for up to 30 months before being left to mature in bottle.

Franco Massolino feels that 2019 is a more traditional vintage: one with complexity, powerful tannins, lovely purity, and one capable of great longevity. He is not concerned about the level of the tannins, feeling that they are “smooth” and “like china”. He observes that even with excellent ripeness analysis, a late harvest always gives more tannic power. Franco is not a commentator drawn to hyperbole; his communication is measured and thoughtful. But, a twinkle in his eye betrays that this is a style of vintage that appeals to him very much.

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2020 Barbaresco, Albesani, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2020
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£135.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2013 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Riserva, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2013
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2014 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2014
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14.0% Alcohol
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2015 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Riserva, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2015
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2019 Barolo, Franco Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2019
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14.0% Alcohol
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2018 Barolo, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2018
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2011 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Riserva, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2011
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2010 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Riserva, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2010
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2016 Barolo, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
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2016 Barolo, Margheria, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2016
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2016 Barolo, Parussi, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2016
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2016 Barolo, Cru Parafada, Serralunga d'Alba, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
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2017 Barolo, Parussi, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2017
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2020 Barolo, Margheria, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2020
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14.5% Alcohol
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2021 Barbaresco, Albesani, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
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2021
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14.0% Alcohol
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2015 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2015
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Full Bodied
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14.5% Alcohol
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2014 Barolo, Cru Parafada, Serralunga d'Alba, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2014
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14.5% Alcohol
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2015 Barolo, Parussi, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2015
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Full Bodied
Dry
14.5% Alcohol
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