Massolino

About Massolino

Established in 1896 and now run by the fourth generation of the family, Massolino is undoubtedly one of the great estates in Barolo. Their vineyards have dynamic, chalky soils and sit at lofty altitudes of 320-360 metres, imparting exceptional concentration and complexity to the wines. With vines up to 60 years old, the Massolino family principally grows fruit of the finest quality in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba.

Viniculture

With vines up to 60 years old, the Massolino family principally grows the fruit of the finest quality in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba. An estate with truly enviable vineyard holdings, their vineyards have dynamic, chalky soils and sit at lofty altitudes of 320-360 metres, imparting exceptional concentration and complexity to the wines.

Franco Massolino is the fourth generation to sit at the helm of this family-run estate.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Massolino Barolo 2015 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €534.60
2015

Massolino Barolo 2015 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

This is the bread-and-butter wine for the folks at Massolino, and great care is taken to make sure they get it right year after year. The 2015 Barolo is almost all fruit from Serralunga d'Alba (this township makes up 99% of the blend), with a tiny part from Castiglione Falletto. Fruit comes from five vineyard sites, including Briccolina, Collaretto, Broglio and Le Turne, all in Serralunga d'Alba. The tiny part of Castiglione Falletto fruit comes from the Parussi cru. The complex nature of the blend represents old-school Barolo tradition, and it works beautifully in a warm vintage such as this. (That Serralunga d'Alba's rich marlstone soil keeps the moisture of the vintage locked within.) This is a full and exuberant expression with a well-defined profile of spice, rusty nail, potting soil and truffle. Overall, this vintage is accessible, soft and delicious from the start.
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Piedmont 12x75cl 5 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €534.60
Massolino Barolo Margheria 2010 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €752.10
2010

Massolino Barolo Margheria 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

This is smoky, with tobacco- and mineral-tinged cherry and strawberry flavors. Quickly gives way to firm, mouthcoating tannins, yet finds equilibrium overall, lingering well. Best from 2019 through 2035. 150 cases imported. -BS
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Piedmont 6x75cl 3 96 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €752.10
Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €533.70
2015

Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2015 Barolo Margheria is the first single-vinyard Barolo I tasted from Massolino in a lineup that started with the most delicate wine and ended with the most powerful expression. Considering that we are talking about Serralunga d'Alba (the township known for the most powerful Baroli overall), the word "delicate" should be taken with a grain of salt. The vines here are 37 years old, and the soils are slightly looser and sandier in nature. This wine is just slightly more accessible than the other cru expressions with elegant mineral notes that frame dark fruit, spice and pressed violets. This could be a good pairing opportunity with Florentine tripe in a tomato sauce.
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Piedmont 6x75cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €533.70
Massolino Barolo Parussi 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €533.70
2015

Massolino Barolo Parussi 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

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 and need more time to soften. This is your proverbial cellar wine.
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Piedmont 6x75cl 4 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €533.70
Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €926.10
2013

Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

Hailing from one of the most celebrated vineyards in the entire denomination, this focused beauty boasts layers of complexity and depth, starting with its classic Nebbiolo aromas of forest floor, new leather, violet and wild berry. Balanced and firmly structured, the palate shows tension, power and elegance, delivering succulent Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, tobacco and licorice alongside firm, aristocratic tannins. It's still young but already beautifully balanced, with bright acidity.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €926.10
Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €822.68
2014

Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2014 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2014 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a stunning wine. Sweet, perfumed and deep, the 2014 is off-the-charts great. Dark red and purplish berry fruit, mint, lavender, spice and hard candy infuse the 2014 with striking layers of nuance. But what really impresses about the 2014 is its depth and huge vertical build. All the elements fall into place in a sumptuous, deep Barolo that screams with character. Beams of tannin punctuate the finish. Massolino's 2014 is one of the greatest Vigna Riondas I have ever tasted.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €822.68
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Massolino Barolo 2015 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €416.00
2015

Massolino Barolo 2015 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

This is the bread-and-butter wine for the folks at Massolino, and great care is taken to make sure they get it right year after year. The 2015 Barolo is almost all fruit from Serralunga d'Alba (this township makes up 99% of the blend), with a tiny part from Castiglione Falletto. Fruit comes from five vineyard sites, including Briccolina, Collaretto, Broglio and Le Turne, all in Serralunga d'Alba. The tiny part of Castiglione Falletto fruit comes from the Parussi cru. The complex nature of the blend represents old-school Barolo tradition, and it works beautifully in a warm vintage such as this. (That Serralunga d'Alba's rich marlstone soil keeps the moisture of the vintage locked within.) This is a full and exuberant expression with a well-defined profile of spice, rusty nail, potting soil and truffle. Overall, this vintage is accessible, soft and delicious from the start.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 12x75cl 5 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €416.00
Massolino Barolo Margheria 2010 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €612.00
2010

Massolino Barolo Margheria 2010 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (96)

This is smoky, with tobacco- and mineral-tinged cherry and strawberry flavors. Quickly gives way to firm, mouthcoating tannins, yet finds equilibrium overall, lingering well. Best from 2019 through 2035. 150 cases imported. -BS
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 3 96 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €612.00
Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €430.00
2015

Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2015 Barolo Margheria is the first single-vinyard Barolo I tasted from Massolino in a lineup that started with the most delicate wine and ended with the most powerful expression. Considering that we are talking about Serralunga d'Alba (the township known for the most powerful Baroli overall), the word "delicate" should be taken with a grain of salt. The vines here are 37 years old, and the soils are slightly looser and sandier in nature. This wine is just slightly more accessible than the other cru expressions with elegant mineral notes that frame dark fruit, spice and pressed violets. This could be a good pairing opportunity with Florentine tripe in a tomato sauce.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 4 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €430.00
Massolino Barolo Parussi 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €430.00
2015

Massolino Barolo Parussi 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

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 and need more time to soften. This is your proverbial cellar wine.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Piedmont 6x75cl 4 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €430.00
Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €757.00
2013

Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (98)

Hailing from one of the most celebrated vineyards in the entire denomination, this focused beauty boasts layers of complexity and depth, starting with its classic Nebbiolo aromas of forest floor, new leather, violet and wild berry. Balanced and firmly structured, the palate shows tension, power and elegance, delivering succulent Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, tobacco and licorice alongside firm, aristocratic tannins. It's still young but already beautifully balanced, with bright acidity.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €757.00
Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €670.00
2014

Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 2014 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98+)

The 2014 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a stunning wine. Sweet, perfumed and deep, the 2014 is off-the-charts great. Dark red and purplish berry fruit, mint, lavender, spice and hard candy infuse the 2014 with striking layers of nuance. But what really impresses about the 2014 is its depth and huge vertical build. All the elements fall into place in a sumptuous, deep Barolo that screams with character. Beams of tannin punctuate the finish. Massolino's 2014 is one of the greatest Vigna Riondas I have ever tasted.
Delivery to Storage from 31 Jul 2021

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 98+ (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: €670.00

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