Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva D.O.C.G. 2015 (Per Bottle)
Bottle Price: $267.25
Case Price: $1,604.70 (Case of 6)
Bottle Deposit: $.20 per bottle (Included in price)
Tax: Included in price
Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml
Winery: Massolino (Piedmont)
Colour: bright garnet red.
Average age of vines: up to 50 years.
First year of production: 1982
The most prominent element in the history of our estate, Vigna Rionda is one of the most sought-after and prestigious crus in the area. This prestige goes beyond the microclimate and soil: something happens on that hill and that something gives life to Vigna Rionda Riserva, a truly unique wine. Its bouquet reveals multiple broad and enveloping sensations, ranging from those of the early years, focused primarily on red fruits and flowers, to the more evolved sensations of brushwood, tobacco and spices that develop with age. This wine is a harmony of captivating nuances that are released and evolve slowly in the glass.
Vinification and ageing: traditional Barolo, with long fermentation and maceration in oak vats at a temperature of around 30°C; aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for up to 42 months, followed by a further 24 months in the bottle.
Notes: the soil and microclimate of this hillside allow the production of exceptionally structured and complex wines. Traditional vinification enhances the qualities of this Cru, respecting the natural predisposition for long ageing, while emphasizing the elegance and depth that only this vineyard can deliver.
Palate: Vigna Rionda is a unique Barolo, impossible to describe in just a few lines and hard to compare with others, even those from the Serralunga area. A wine capable of complexity, longevity and structure, which come together with unparalleled elegance. A little patience is required for it to reach its full potential, which is why it stays in our cellars until its sixth year, the only wine in our range to do so, when it is released as a Riserva.
*DECANTER 98 POINTS*
*WINE SPECTATOR 97 POINTS*:
"Very pure, this red exudes cherry, strawberry and currant fruit, shaded by iron, sage, white pepper and tobacco. Firm yet enticing, with superb balance and a finish that goes on and on. Excellent intensity on a slim frame. Best from 2024 through 2045. 790 cases made." (BS)(04/22)
*VINOUS 96 POINTS*:
"The 2015 Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva is a magnificent wine that shows all the magic this site is so famous for. All the Rionda signatures open in the glass. Sweet dark cherry/plum, lavender, spice, mint, and pine meld together in a sensual, beautifully layered Barolo that pushes all the right buttons." (AG)(01/21)
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