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History

The history of the Massolinos and their wine became entwined with the history of Serralunga d’Alba in 1896, when Giovanni founded the Estate. Giovanni was the very first person to bring the electric current to the village. An enterprising, tenacious and creative man, progenitor of a family that has made the combination of inspiration and tradition something to be proud of.

 

The first wine cellar was built by Giuseppe, son of the founder Giovanni, who, together with his sister Angela, extended his estate into the best soils and, in 1934, was one of the founders of the Consortium for the Defence of Barolo and Barbaresco. At that time, Giuseppe had six children. Three of them, Giovanni, Camilla and Renato, followed in their father’s footsteps, expanding the estate with the purchase of cru vineyards which are authentic jewels.

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Vineyards

Massolino wines are the result of a privileged relationship with the vineyard, interpreting all its peculiarities and nuances. A relationship built up day by day, personally supervising every moment in the production chain in all twenty three hectares of the estate. From the vineyard to the cellar, from the vine to the bottle.

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Winemaking

Making wine with passion, in its land of origin, preserving the typical characteristics of the autochthonous grape varieties, being convinced that there is a deep and tangible link between the vines, hills and winegrowers, made up of affinities cemented, by habit, to the land. Since 1896, the Massolino family has been making wine this way, loyal to this philosophy and to the capacity for innovation in the name of tradition. In short, loyal to itself.

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Inside information

Massolino wines are the result of a privileged relationship with the vineyard, interpreting all its peculiarities and nuances. A relationship built up day by day, personally supervising every moment in the production chain in all 57 acres of the estate: From the vineyard to the cellar, from the vine to the bottle.

 

Classic Wines
Massolino crafts classic expressions of the traditional red wines of Piedmont: Dolcetto d’Alba DOC, Barbera d’Alba DOC, Langhe DOC Nebbiolo, and Barolo DOCG. These wines are all vinified using traditional wood barrels. Also, a more modern style of Barbera d’Alba, utilizing the highest quality grapes and barrique aging, is produced. This wine (“Gisep”) is dedicated to Giuseppe, the current generation’s grandfather.

 

Cru Wines

The Massolino family is privileged to own plots in some of the most iconic Serralunga d’Alba vineyards. They produce single vineyard expressions of Barolo DOCG wines from the Margheria and Parafada vineyards. The crown jewel of their holdings is a large plot in the legendary Vigna Rionda vineyard of Serralunga d’Alba. They produce a Barolo Riserva DOCG wine from this vineyard as well as dedicating an increasing part of the wine for release in the tenth year (Dieci Anni). Outside of Serralunga, they own a plot in the Parussi vineyard in Castiglione Falleto. All of these Barolos are produced traditionally and convey the unique features of their terroir.

 

White Wines
An international-style Langhe DOC Chardonnay that is partially vinified in barrique and a traditional Moscato d’Asti DOCG are also produced from grapes exclusively grown in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba.

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1y 8m ago

 Zhao Dao Lee / Wine Importer, Wine Importer (China)  tasted  1 wines  from  Massolino . In a tasting of  13 wines 

The Oddero Vigna Rionda 2007 is a wine that gives pleasure once aged. Showing well today with a good 10 years on its shoulders with aromas of incense and floral elements yet fully structured. The Luigi Oddero estate started around 2004 after the brothers, Giacomo and Luigi, Oddero divided the property into two distinct estates - each of which produces incredible wines.

2y 5m ago

 Giulia Luccioli, Wine Producer (Italy)  tasted  1 wines  from  Massolino . In a tasting of  13 wines 

Barolo vintage 2012 tasting in Piedmonte.

3y 5m ago

 Jason Lee / Sommelier, Pro (China)  tasted  1 wines  from  Massolino . In a tasting of  18 wines 

“Interesting tasting - we had around 20 wines from WS TOP 100 /2014 and the result were quite different than in the WS ranking -best for us was Fonseca Vintage Port 2011 : Deep, youthful , purple and bright colour. Youthful, refined, opulent and seductive on the nose. The taste is fragrant, focused, well-structured, good texture, concentrated and promising. Long, extensive, pure, a bit spicy and vibrant aftertaste. Well made and already impressive. Decanted over 4h and at best between 2030 and 2050. Costs about 100-200€ per bottle. 95 points”

5y 14h ago

 Totte Steneby, Sommelier (Sweden)  tasted  1 wines  from  Massolino . In a tasting of  13 wines 

“Wines consumed at restaurants in Langhe over three day in April. Tasting notes from visits to follow.”

7y 6m ago

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