Massolino, Barolo Parafada 2015

Regular price £75.00
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    Nebbiolo 100%

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    �Franco and Roberto Massolino, Giovanni Angeli

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Massolino Barolo Parafada 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This wine displays deep garnet red shades with bright hues. The bouquet is intense and complex, with red fruit aromas and floral and spicy notes. This wine shows the elegance and charm that only Nebbiolo grapes can offer with flavours that are robust, rich and austere.

Production Notes

Fermentation took place at the temperatures between 31-33C for 15 days. The wine was then aged in 500-700 litre barrels and partly in 225 litre barriques for around 30 months before bottling. The wine remained in bottle for a further year before release.

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Producer Profile

This 23 hectare estate has been in the Massolino family since 1896. In recent years, the style of the wines has undergone a subtle transformation. Winemaker Franco Massolino has done a wonderful job of marrying change with a respect for tradition, something that sets them apart from many of the younger producers in Barolo today. This is in part dictated by the nature of the vineyards, with vines up to 60 years old, that the Massolino family owns in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba, the source of some of the greatest, most structured and longest-lived Barolo. Their Barolo has an attractive aromatic dimension and is as good as Barolo gets at this price. The single vineyard 'Parussi', when tasted alongside the 'Margheria', is a study in the importance of site. The winemaking is the same, but the more restrained style of the 'Parussi' from Castiglione Falletto is contrasted against the aromatic, yet layered and tannic style of the 'Margheria'. Drink the 'Parussi' now and put the 'Margheria' in the cellar. The 'Parafada', from the estate's oldest vineyard, is a bit more open, though similarly 'Serralunga' in style with a unique depth and complexity. Massolino's Langhe Nebbiolo is more declassified Barolo than the youthful version from Vajra and is, as a result, a bit more expensive. The fruit comes only from vineyards within the Barolo zone. Franco decided to use screwcap after blind tastings with different closures resulted in his Langhe Nebbiolo showing best when bottled under Stelvin Lux. He says that the change in closure retains "the purity of the aromas and the energy of the wine" and is looking forward to seeing how this affects the ageing process.