Massolino Barolo Cru Margheria D.O.C.G. 2017 (Case of 6)
Bottle Price: $144.95
Case Price: $870.90
Bottle Deposit: $.20 per bottle (Included in case price)
Tax: Included in price
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Winery: Massolino (Piedmont)
Average age of vines: 40 years.
Description: Brilliant ruby. Wonderful nose, wide and inviting, with notes of ripe wild raspberry and strawberry. Lots of ripe fruit on the palate, characterized by waves of fine tannins and a very long finish. A fantastic vineyard which combines the potency of our lands with the elegance and harmony generated by the sandy percentage of the soil. Traditional vinification and ageing are the natural complement to the outstanding characteristics of the grapes. An ethereal bouquet, featuring spicy, tobacco and brushwood notes; there are also important mineral notes.
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
Flavour: classic and nicely harmonious wine, tannic when young and with considerable ageing potential, making it an unmistakable “Nebbiolo of Serralunga”. It is best to decant and serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C. An important wine, it encapsulates all the history of our land and fully expresses its talents when served with rich dishes, such as roast red meats or game stew. It is also excellent with medium-mature and mature cheeses.
*DECANTER 96 POINTS*
*VINOUS 95 POINTS*:
"The 2017 Barolo Margheria is a compelling, multi-faceted Barolo loaded with personality. Sage, mint, lavender, spice, iron and red/purplish berry fruit grace this firm, classically built Barolo. This translucent, taut Barolo has so much to offer, but it also needs time to soften. Readers will find a terrific example of Margheria."(AG)(01/21)
*WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS*:
"Taut and linear, this Barolo walks the line between red berry fruits and savory, herbal elements. Underlining it all is a backbone of iron and dense, fine-grained tannins. Put it all together and you have a nascent red with terrific potential. Best from 2025 through 2042. 660 cases made."(BS)(04/22)
*ROBERT PARKER 93 POINTS*
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