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  • First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino's classic cuvée is selected from seven sites (inc. Briccolina, Collaretto, Broglio and Le Turne)
  • The oldest vines that feed this bottling are 55 years old (the youngest are 10), and it spends 24-30 months in large Slavonian oak casks.
  • "Readers should not miss this drop-dead gorgeous beauty." Antonio Galloni
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Mid Red
Nose : 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.
Palate 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.
Food Pairing Elaborate dishes, rich pasts, red meats, game, roasts, aged cheeses, stews.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Drink: 2018 - 2028+
Variety Nebbiolo
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type Slovenian
Vintage 2013
Region Barolo
Country Italy
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Massolino
Massolino wines are the result of a privileged relationship with the vineyard, interpreting all its peculiarities and nuances. A relationship built up day by day thanks to personally supervising every moment in the production chain in all twenty-three hectares of the estate. The Classic Barolo is made with Nebbiolo grapes cultivated in vineyards situated in the area of Serralunga d’Alba at an altitude of 320 – 360 m above sea level, with a total surface area of 7 hectares. The soil is mainly calcareous with sometimes consistent variations from zone to zone.



The different subzones where the grapes originate give them a broad and variable spectrum of perfumes, ranging from the classic spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature. Look out for wine from their Margheria, Parafada and Vigna Rionda vineyards. They constitute some of Serralunga’s most important and famous cru vineyards.
Barolo
Located in the North-West rolling hills of Piedmont, Italy just south of Alba 'Barolo' is an appellation steeped in tradition and history. The now DOCG status region is renowned for producing some of Italy's finest red wines from 100% Nebbiolo.



The wines made are typically fragrant and tannic with a depth of flavour and finesse like no other earning them the coveted title of ‘the King of Wines’ for centuries. Winemaking practices vary within the defined methods that the DOCG allows but there is a distinct modern and traditional divide in preferred styles.



The region has two major soil types - a sandy Tortonian marl producing a softer wine and a Helvetian sandstone clay that is known for a more robust style. The continental climate, with a long summer and late autumn enables the fickle grape to reach the perfect ripeness to create these stunning wines.
92
points
Antonio Galloni
Readers will get a good sense of what the vintage offers at Massolino with the 2013 Barolo. Deep, layered and ample on the palate, the 2013 exudes depth and aromatic intensity. Dark red cherry, plum, wild flowers, mint and savory herbs are laced into the super expressive finish. Readers should not miss this drop-dead gorgeous beauty. This is the first bottling of the base Barolo. And it is terrific.
93
points
James Suckling
Very beautiful aromas of orange peel, plums and berries follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long finish. Better in 2019.
94
points
Gary Walsh
Red fruits, sweet almonds, spiced biscuit, roses and herbs. Medium bodied, supple and almost juicy red fruits, cool acidity, almond biscuit again, some new leather, but fragrant and energetic from front to back. The tannin is ample, but not forbidding, and the balance and length is spot on. Here’s a wonderful vintage for Massolino. Classic. Get into it.

Drink : 2019 - 2033

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