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Barolo, 2017 Red Wine

Massolino Parussi, Barolo, Piedmont
96 Points Wine Enthusiast
94 Points Wine Advocate

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 14%


$114.64 USD

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To Produce Barolo DOCG Parussi, Massolino left the confines of Serralunga, choosing a vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. Thanks to the characteristics of Nebbiolo, a grape variety capable of capturing the differences in microclimate and soil composition and translating them into sensations, the result astonished us. Structured, important, austere.
Altitude: 290 m above sea level.

Total surface area: 1.65 hectares.

Soil composition: mixed consistency.

Average age of vines: 40 years.

First year of production: 2007

Vinification and ageing: traditional Barolo with long fermentation and maceration in oak fermenters (“tini”) at temperatures around 30°C; the wine is aged in large Slavonian oak casks for up to 30 months before being left to mature in bottle for about a year in special dark, cool cellars.

Notes: the excellent south-easterly/south-westerly exposure of the vineyard situated on the crest of the hill, in the Parussi sub-zone, guarantees the production of excellent quality grapes. The very calcareous soil conveys a remarkable structure with quite strong tannins.


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***96 - Wine Enthusiast***
"Blue flower, ripe dark-skinned fruit, cedar and forest floor aromas shape the nose. Delicious and firmly structured, the full-bodied palate also shows finesse, delivering juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry and licorice alongside fine-grained, enveloping tannins."

***94 Points- Wine Advocate***
With fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the Massolino 2017 Barolo Parussi is a standout in this portfolio of wines mainly from Serralunga d'Alba. Thanks to its protective positioning at the center of the appellation where it draws upon the soils and exposures of the surrounding areas, Castiglione Falletto performs very nicely in a vintage that saw extreme weather with frost and drought. What the Parussi brings to the table is more focus and sharpness, with red fruits, crushed rose, cooling limestone mineral and some dried mint.- Monica Larmer- Robert
Drink Date: 2024 - 2040

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