MassolinoBarolo Parafada 2017Product code: 11320
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Massolino Barolo `Parafada` is a top-notch wine that boasts of a complex and distinctive character. This bottle of red wine is named after the single vineyard from which the grapes are sourced - Parafada. The vineyard is situated in the prized cru of Serralunga d'Alba and is renowned for its steep slopes, calcareous marl, and sandstone soils that bestow the wines with unique characteristics. The wine is made from the Nebbiolo grape variety and aged for eighteen months in French oak barrels. The result is a wine with a deep ruby-red color and an intense aroma of ripe fruit, leather, spice, and floral notes. The palate is mouth-filling, structured, and persistent, with a tannic backbone that promises to develop further on aging. The Massolino Barolo `Parafada` is considered among the finest examples of Barolo wines and an embodiment of the Serralunga terroir.
This Barolo is deep garnet red in colour with bright hues. The bouquet is intense and complex, with red fruit aromas and floral and spicy notes. On the palate, this wine shows the elegance and charm that is typical of the Nebbiolo grape, with flavours that are robust, rich and yet still elegant.
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.