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2018 Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba

2018 Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba

92 Points Huon Hooke
2018 Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba
92 Points Huon Hooke

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A beautifully bright and aromatic red wine from Piedmont. Made by the Massolino family since 1896, the fruit for this label is now sourced exclusively from the very best of their Dolcetto vines in thier home area of Alba. With oodles of fruity expression and exceptional depth and concentration for the price, this Massolino Dolcetto is classic value.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Dolcetto

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

92/100 Huon Hooke

"Deep purple colour, a bright and fresh wine in every respect. Violets and licorice. Intense, lively palate, tight and crisp, and the acidity while evident is well-balanced. A pleasing sappiness in the tannins. Accessible now - a good early drinking style. (From 20-25 year-old vines in Serralunga) 10 JUL 2019." Drink 2019 - 2026

93/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh (2017 vintage)

"Deep and dark, plenty of blood plum and cherry, spice, new leather, sage and the like. Medium-bodied, ample fruit – it’s really thick and meaty – also spicy, and earthy, with fat nourishing tannin, balanced acidity, grip and perfume on a pretty long finish. It’ll age, and it drinks pretty well now, in a hearty food-friendly way. Excellent. Grown on 20-25 year old vines, all in Serralunga."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Dolcetto

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with CURED MEAT
with PASTA

Taste

3

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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