Massolino "Serralunga d'Alba" Barolo 2016 - Piedmont, Italy
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Traditional Barolo with fermentation and maceration lasting about 15 days at temperatures which vary from 31 to 33° C; the wine is aged in large oak barrels for at least 30 months and is left to mature in bottles placed in special dark, cool cellars for just over a year.
The grapes come from different sub-zones 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.
A variety of sensations, with a full-bodied, classic and well structured wine which ages well and perfectly represents the important character of the land.
It achieves its best expression when served with red meats, particularly game, and with dishes dressed with truffle. It is also excellent with fresh egg pasta and meat sauce, and with risotto, as well as medium-mature cow’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses.
Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of great wines from the Langhe area for four generations, of which three generations are currently involved in day-to-day winemaking activities. Today Giuseppe Massolino, who was one of the founders of the Consorzio Barolo e Barbaresco, oversees his sons Giovanni and Renato, who split responsibility for the vineyards and cellar management, while Giovanni's son Franco is the winemaker. Over the years, the name Massolino has become synonymous with robust, concentrated and well-structured Barolo.