Wine List/Massolino

[SOLD-OUT] Massolino Barolo Parafada 2014

'...gorgeous mouth-filling, coating tannins." - 17.5/20 Points!

"In 1957, Parafada became the Massolino family’s first iconic parcel of Serralunga and it is still home to their oldest vines. Massolino own a 1.13-hectare parcel in this 7.92-hectare vineyard. It’s a steep vineyard that rises from 300 to 340-metres a.s.l. and faces due south, catching the full face of the sun. These factors, plus the denser, more compact, lime/clay soils typically result in the richest, most powerful wine of the three Serralunga crus. Again, this is a wine that is getting better and better with each vintage, producing better balanced and more delicious wines than ever before. Much denser than the Margheria, this offers layers of red plum, orange zest, tobacco and earthy aromas and flavours and a chewy, structured persona. Again, it is great with the right food and a good decant now but will start to be at its best from 5-10 years."


“Playing true to type, the 2014 Barolo Parafada is a bit more powerful and dense through the middle than the other Serralunga Barolos in the range. Deep and concentrated - especially in the context of the year - the Parafada presents an intriguing mélange of sweet tobacco, mint, dried cherry and underbrush nuances before the firm, sinewy Serralunga tannins make their presence known. The Parafada has a certain immediacy that is undeniably appealing. I would give it a few years to unwind.”

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"Serralunga d’Alba. Just mid ruby. Hints of oatmeal and raspberry and a hint of liquorice. Lots of depth and at the same time super-lithe and elegant. Redcurrant and raspberry palate with gorgeous mouth-filling, coating tannins.", 17.5/20 Points, November 2017


Italy - Barolo
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