2017 Massolino Barolo
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First founded by Giovanni Massolino in 1896, the philosophy was to produce wines with passion and to care deeply for the health of the vineyards. This philosophy is as true today as it was then. The family has carefully managed to modernise with the times while respecting the traditions of their ancestors and as a result has undoubtedly become one of the most important producers in Piedmont.
Warm and dry conditions posed a potential threat to the 2017 Barolo vintage however high quality producers have learnt how to handle the warmer vintages and manage to produce stand out wines with age ability. Massolino is of course in this category.
The purity of the flavors is just striking. Red berry fruit, rose petal, mint, cinnamon and crushed rose petal are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this exquisite Barolo from the Massolino family. So many 2017s are marked by sinewy tannins, here, they are especially fine.” - 92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous