MassolinoBarolo Margheria 2017Product code: 9692
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Massolino Barolo `Margheria` hails from the heart of Barolo in the Piedmont region of Italy. This wine is created from Nebbiolo grapes harvested from the Margheria vineyard, which boasts some of the area's highest altitude and prime southeastern exposure. Its rich garnet hue, complex bouquet of red fruit, spices, and flowers, and well-structured tannins display the quintessential characteristics of a great Barolo. The wine's aging process for 26 months in traditional Slavonian oak barrels and another 12 months in the bottle further refine its robust nature, making it an ideal pairing for hearty dishes like braised beef, stews, and roasts. With its superior quality, Massolino Barolo `Margheria` is a must-try for any wine aficionado.
This Barolo is traditional in style yet fresh, structured and accessible. The grapes come from different subzones in Serralunga, resulting in a wine with a broad and variable spectrum of aromas, ranging from tempting spicy notes to sweet, more floral and fruity notes. Robust tannins and acidity are balanced by the fragrant fruit character of the Nebbiolo.
About the Winery
The century-old, family-owned, Italian wine brand of Massolino is one of those wines that stay true to the character and richness of their soil. It was in the year 1896 that the founder of the Massolino label, Giovanni established his wine estate in Serralunga d’Alba, the home of this brand today.
The Massolino wine estate comprises of 23 hectares and the wines made here reflect a deep bond in the process involved right from the cultivation of the vines to the ultimate bottling stage. These vineyards include areas such as the following:
Classic Barolo - This is the home of the indigenous grape varietal, Nebbiolo. Located at a height of around 360m, this 7-hectare vineyard in Serralunga d’Alba has many subzones in it. This helps to create grapes of different spicy and floral notes. You will mostly find calcareous soil in this area.
Margheria - Located at about 340m above sea level, these vineyards comprise an area of 1.5 hectares. Though this vineyard was purchased only in the 1970s, it has become one of the popular cru vineyards of the Massolino family today. The grapes grown here are spicy and have a lot of mineral content in them.
Parafada - This area contains lime soil predominantly and is located at an altitude of about 330m. It covers an area of about 1.13 hectares. The ridge that protects the vines from the strong winds helps to add a lot of character and elegance to the grapes grown here.
Vigna Rionda - Considered as one of the best-located vineyards of this estate, Vigna Rionda encompasses 2.3 hectares and is located at about 330m above sea level. The limestone-rich soil is ideal for creating potent wines.
Parussi - Located in a hilly region, the Parussi vineyards comprise an area of 1.3 hectares and are placed at a height of 300m above sea level.