Founded in 1896, Massolino Winery is based in and around the town of Serralunga, one of the prime sub-zones of the Barolo DOC. The Massolino family’s greatest asset is of course their 23 hectares of (mostly) Serralunga vineyards. Strong improvements have been sought and made over the last 10-15 years and today the wines of Massolino sit comfortably among the finest of the region – they are wines of wonderful purity and elegance.
This is a tart, red currant, cherry, soot and spicy hung meats affair. It is a lot tighter and more lean and ‘mean’ compared to other Dolcetto but this is not a bad thing. The palate has refreshing acidity and dark fruits and a lot of fine grained fruit tannins in the structure.
Alba – An ancient city at the heart of the region and its centre of trade. It is also the region that gives its name to quality Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Dolcetto – Meaning ‘little sweet one’, it is capable of producing some fragrant and pretty wines with slight bitterness. Also capable of punching above its weight with tannins. Tastes of red berries, floral notes and spice.