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2018 Massolino Barbera d'Alba

2018 Massolino Barbera d'Alba

93 Points Huon Hooke
2018 Massolino Barbera d'Alba
93 Points Huon Hooke

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A rich and brightly fruited Barbera from the Piedmont master, Massolino. This is a value spot in their range, where the humble Barbera grape produces a red wine of real intensity, density and structure for the price. A perfect match with richer red meat dishes, this serious Barbera can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. Grab some while it lasts!

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Barbera

Its Origins

Massolino are among the foremost Barolo producers, with deep history in Serralunga d'Alba. Giovanni Massolino founded the estate in 1896 and was also the first to bring electricity to his village. Son Guiseppe and daughter Angela were likewise ahead of their time, in 1934 extending holdings in what are now regarded as some of Barolo's best crus - Margheria, Parafada and Vigna Rionda. Whilst channelling their tradition, Massolino also utilise the heavier clay soils of Serralunga to bring a satisfying breadth, density and structure to their Barolo’s - which, balanced against their extreme refinement and expressive clarity - make them almost incomparable for the price.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Huon Hooke

"Bright, youthful, deep purple colour. Dark cherry, violets and spices to sniff, with a meaty overtone. Blackberry pastilles. Lovely soft tannins and fine, chalky texture. Gorgeous flavours of dark cherries. The acidity is well-balanced, although we're told it's quite high. Love the screwcap. (From 10-45 year-old vines in Serralunga) 10 JUL 2019." Drink 2019 - 2029

90/100 Decanter, Stephen Brook

"Rich, spicy, cherry aromas on the nose; perky and invigorating. A good brisk attack on the palate that’s quite concentrated, with surprising density of fruit on the finish. Spicy and solid with just a hint of alcohol at the back." Drink 2019 - 2025

93/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie (2017 vintage)

"Massolino’s barbera is often my go-to from their range despite the range soaring into Barolo crus of note. Here, we find low yields and a well-maintained, single vineyard are also elements at play. It hangs out only in stainless steel and is bottled relatively young. Cherry-laden perfume shows some exotic spice, floral notes, pepper too. Chewy sort of texture with a light juiciness at play, sour cherry spectrum flavours, but in great way, and finishes with a little tug of tannins and bright acidity. Neatly put together wine, feels a little understated in best kind of way. I like the vibe here."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Barbera

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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