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Massolino - Barolo `Parussi` 2015

Red Wine from Piedmont · Italy
Price: £83.50
Case Rate: £83.50
Ex Tax: £69.58
Country:
Italy
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Wine Maker: Franco & Roberto Massolino
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now -2045
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95 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Italy
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Wine Maker: Franco & Roberto Massolino
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now -2045

Wine tasting notes

Deep garnet red with enveloping aromas of intense sweet spices, sandalwood, tobacco and a hint of leather. Great structure on the palate from remarkable tannins. The very long finish is typical of Barolos from Castiglione Falletto.

Winery information

Massolino

Winemaker Franco Massolino has done a wonderful job of marrying change with a respect for tradition over the years since he took over in 1994. The 23 hectare estate has been in the Massolino family since 1896 and four generations have tended the vineyards whose nature continues in part to dictate the style of wines the family produces. The comune of Serralunga d

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (Jun 2019) - 95 pts

This wine was not made in 2014, when this vineyard site in Castiglione Falletto was hit by not one but two violent hailstorms. Thankfully, the 2015 Barolo Parussi comes from a trouble-free growing season and has resulted in one of the best expressions of the cru made by Massolino thus far, with the first vintage produced in 2007. This site sees a unique soil profile, with sand that is much richer in organic materials compared to the estate's historic vineyard sites. The terrain enjoys two exposures because the vines are planted over the crest of a hill. Harvest comes later here, as well, because the growing cycle is slower and Parussi is one of the last parcels to show beautiful leaf color in the autumn. Thanks to all those extra variables, the winemaking team has a little more to play with in order to achieve complexity and integration. In our progression from least to most powerful single-vineyard wines tasted, this was the third wine in the lineup. Indeed, this wine offers more "grasso" or body weight and volume. Dark mineral tones make for an elegant finish. However, the tannins are very young a


JancisRobinson.com (2015) - 17 pts

Castiglione Falletto. The 1.5-ha (3.7-acre) vineyard was initially rented in 2006 with the first vintage being the 2007; it was acquired in 2010. Franco Massolino is considering shorter maceration on the skins to get more elegant tannins in the final wine. 'Are you afraid to make a Serralunga in Castiglione', I ask? ‘Perhaps’. Youthful mid ruby. Savoury, almost rich fruit nose. Juicy acidity and supple fruit and gritty, long tannins on the palate. Very different from their Serralunga Barolos. (WS)


James Suckling (Jan 2019) - 95 pts

Lots of fresh dried strawberries with lemon rind character and hints of limestone. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a clean finish. There's a more linear and angular style to this.

Vinification notes

Fermentation and maceration lasted approximately 15-20 days at temperatures between 31-33ºC. The wine was matured in large oak casks for 30 months followed by a year in bottle before release.