Massolino Barolo 2010


SKU 02717


The Massolino family has deep roots in the Langhe. Great-grandfather Giovanni Massolino founded the winery in 1896 and was the first to bring electricity and a steam-operated machine for harvesting grain to Serralunga d’Alba. Grandfather Giuseppe was one of the founders of the local winegrowers’ consortium in 1934 and father Giovanni bought the first single vineyard, Parafada. Today, the estate is run by siblings Franco, Roberto and Paola.

The family's classic Barolo is made with Nebbiolo grapes cultivated in vineyards situated in the area of Serralunga d’Alba at an altitude of 320 – 360 m above sea level, with a total surface area of 7 hectares. The soil is mainly calcareous with sometimes consistent variations from zone to zone. The different subzones where the grapes originate give them a broad and variable spectrum of perfumes, ranging from the classic spicy notes to those of a sweeter, floral and fruity nature. The grapes are hand harvested from vines up to 55 years in age. The wine is made in a traditional manner and the result is a full-bodied, classic and well structured wine which ages well and perfectly represents the important character of Barolo. It is best to decant and 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.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Massolino
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastThis elegant wine boasts a floral and spice fragrance of crushed violets and clove. The bright palate offers juicy dark cherry with cinnamon and cake spices. Supple tannins reveal a surprisingly accessible side to Serralunga, home to the most structured Barolos. Drink 2015-2025.

Kerin O'Keefe, October 1, 2014
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorConcentrated, with sweet cherry, raspberry, cigar box and mineral flavors, matched to a complex, solid structure. The tannins are firm yet refined, and the finish offsets the tannins with sweet fruit, spice and tobacco notes. Best from 2019 through 2035. 2,150 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, February 28, 2015
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Barolo shows toasted tones and spice followed by bright berry fruit. The mouthfeel is solid and silky with good tannic structure. Drink: 2015-2023.

Monica Larner, July 2014