Massolino Barolo Cru Parussi 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 case price
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Winery: Massolino (Piedmont)
Average age of vines: 40 years.
First year of production: 2007
Description: Brilliant ruby with a subtle garnet profile. Very intense nose, with notes of tobacco, licorice and ripe wild raspberries. The palate is precise and direct, with notes of dark fruit and full, enveloping and persistent tannins. Earthy finish. Ethereal and enveloping bouquet with intense and persistent notes of sweet spices, sandalwood, tobacco and leather.
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. 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.
Flavour: great structure. Remarkable tannin which softens with time and make it a perfect wine also for ageing. Its very long finish is typical of Barolos from Castiglione Falletto. It is best to decant and serve it at temperatures between 18-20°C.
Parussi is the first Barolo made from grapes grown outside Serralunga d’Alba, in another fantastic area: Castiglione Falletto. The traditional vinification and ageing processes, which are the same as those used for its “Barolo brothers” from Serralunga d’Alba, highlight the well-known capacity of Nebbiolo grapes to deliver Barolos with different fascinating
characteristics reflecting the changes in the microclimate and soil the grapes were grown in. Perfect with the rich, traditional cuisine of the region, stewed meats and medium- long matured cheeses.
*GARDINI 98 POINTS*
*VINOUS 95 POINTS*:
"The 2017 Barolo Parussi is a classic Castiglione Falletto Barolo. Sweet floral notes and bright, red berry fruit open first as the 2017 shows off its considerable charms. Medium in body and silky (for the year), with exceptional balance, the 2017 Parussi is stellar. This is an unbelievably classy Barolo." (AG) (01/21)
*ROBERT PARKER 94 POINTS*
"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."
*WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS*
"This is supple and juicy, offering cherry, strawberry, floral and tea flavors. Elements of mineral and tobacco chime in as this builds nicely to the long, energetic finish. Shows excellent balance and potential. Best from 2024 through 2042. 620 cases made." (BS)(04/22)
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