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Massolino Barbaresco 2020

$122.00
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Massolino Barbaresco 2020
Producer Massolino
Region, Country Barbaresco, Italy
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 22397-750

The 2020 Barbaresco is a blend of three parcels in Neive: Albesani, Serraboella and Starderi. Of these vineyards, Albesani is the best known and is covered in more detail below. Serraboella, which accounts for the lion’s share of the blend, is one of the most highly regarded sites in the eastern sector of Neive. Massolino’s vines lie on the preferred southwest-facing hill, on light soils, overlooking the village. Finally, Starderi lies on the western side of Neive. It’s a sunnier terroir that brings power and flesh to the blend. 

The winemaking hardly differs from the Barolo wines. Fermentation is natural and takes place in large oak fermenters. The 2020 saw about 12-15 days on skins before aging in large, 5,000-litre Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months. A beautiful wine that for us is a big step up on the 2019. Pure class. 



Massolino Barbaresco 2020

Reviews

“The 2020 Barbaresco is a terrific follow up to the 2019. A wine of nerve and grace, the 2020 sizzles with energy. Finely sculpted red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, crushed rocks and orange zest all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight Barbaresco. An explosion of sweet floral and spice notes lifts the gorgeous, beautifully perfumed, vibrant finish. I love the classicism here.”
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“Albesani, Serraboella and Starderi. And if you’re going to make a Barbaresco from Neiva, then that’s something of a holy trinity. Strawberry, red cherry, pretty and floral, a layer of spice, sage, some almond and a distinct stony/earthy thing happening. Medium-bodied, red fruits, blood orange tang, stony tannin too, juicy and alive, with a ferrous finish of excellent length. So very good. Such fine bones and structure, with black tea in the mix too. Also, I really like tea, so that’s a bonus for me.” 94+ points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Reviews

“The 2020 Barbaresco is a terrific follow up to the 2019. A wine of nerve and grace, the 2020 sizzles with energy. Finely sculpted red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, crushed rocks and orange zest all grace this super-expressive, mid-weight Barbaresco. An explosion of sweet floral and spice notes lifts the gorgeous, beautifully perfumed, vibrant finish. I love the classicism here.”
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“Albesani, Serraboella and Starderi. And if you’re going to make a Barbaresco from Neiva, then that’s something of a holy trinity. Strawberry, red cherry, pretty and floral, a layer of spice, sage, some almond and a distinct stony/earthy thing happening. Medium-bodied, red fruits, blood orange tang, stony tannin too, juicy and alive, with a ferrous finish of excellent length. So very good. Such fine bones and structure, with black tea in the mix too. Also, I really like tea, so that’s a bonus for me.” 94+ points
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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