Grapes come from their Serralunga d’Alba holdings, as well as from Parussi in Castiglione Falletto. Total maceration time around 18 days. Beautiful lustrous ruby. Lifted and concentrated and with a touch of oak, but subtly done and with a hint of cumin. Generous yet fresh and tightly wound with chewy tannins, balanced by integrated, fresh acidity. Can be approached now, but has plenty of potential. Should be VGV. (WS)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028
Robert Parker 94
The classic Massolino 2016 Barolo sources its fruit from Serralunga d’Alba, although a tiny percentage of Castiglione Falletto is part of the blend. This wine is linear and tight, with an arsenal of important Nebbiolo aromas ranging from red cherry and cassis to spice, smoke, licorice, dried ginger, rusty nail and blood orange. What really stands out is the structural importance of the wine. It delivers firmness and strength, while allowing the delicate side of the grape to coexist without interference. An ample 70,000 bottles of this well-priced Barolo were produced.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2044