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The Massolino family has been cultivating the Vigna Rionda vineyard since the 1950s. The wise foresight of the father Giovanni led to the purchase of the first parcel in this exceptional cru.
The wines that are pressed from the berries of this hill have extraordinary strength and structure due to the nature of the soil and the microclimate, but they also impress with their wonderful elegance and harmony.
On the nose, very intense floral aromas dominate, but also concentrated cherry notes. On the palate, the wine appears rich, smooth and lush. The acidity is very well integrated, the tannins fine with great finesse and concentration. Long lasting finish. A truly great Barolo!
The hand-picking takes place in the second half of October. After the berries have been de-stemmed, fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured in large oak barrels and this process usually takes 42 months. The subsequent bottle aging, which is usually 30 months, takes place in dark and cool storage rooms provided for this purpose. The ripening time is so long because this Barolo needs time to develop its characteristic properties and reveal its great depth.
This Barolo is the perfect accompaniment to game, red meat and aged cheese. It is now ready to drink, but has enormous potential for development over the next 12-15 years.
Massolino has helped shape the history of the Barolo from the beginning. Today the winery is one of the most important producers in the Langhe.
The Massolino winery is inextricably linked with the village of Serralunga d'Alba and is one of the most renowned wineries in the Langhe. Beautifully located on the edge of the village square, one overlooks the steep vineyards and the entire Alpine panorama
The winery was founded by Giovanni Massolino in 1896. He was responsible for connecting the village to the electricity grid. His persistence and creativity were the basis for today's traditional and excellent winery.
Today, in the fourth generation, Franco Massolino makes wines with passion and the goal of preserving the unique properties of the cultivated grape varieties and with the conviction that there is a deep and tangible connection between the vines, the hills and gives to the winemaker. The Massolino family has followed this philosophy since 1896 - and does not ignore the necessary innovation as long as tradition is preserved. In short - always loyal to yourself.