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Wine of the Day: Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 9-16-16

Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 750ML ($31.95) Buy Now: $24 special

Case-12 Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 750ML ($359.95) Buy Now: $249 special

One of the best deals in the wine world? Buying the entry-level wines of a top-shelf producer. Massolino fits the bill here. As one of Barolo’s oldest estates, they possess the deep sense of know-how and respect for terroir that preclude the crafting of fine wine. A prestigious winery like Massolino also has excellent vineyard sites, and state-of-the-art winemaking facilities. Suddenly the entry-level bargain trick begins to make sense… The 2013 Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo drinks above many of its counterparts. This wine makes perfect sense for those who enjoy full-bodied, fruit-forward, bold Nebbiolo that is ready to drink today. Start here and you’ll want to work your way up Massolino’s Barolo ladder: The first taste isn’t quite free, but it’s still an irresistible price for such a well-made wine.… Read the rest

A Bright Light Burns in Barolo: Presenting the Wines of Massolino

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A Bright Light Burns in Barolo
Presenting the Wines of Massolino

Serralunga d’Alba would not be the same without the Massolino family. Besides the fact that Giovanni Massolino brought electricity to the town in 1896, he also established the storied wine estate that bears his family name. The classic Massolino Barolo dates back to 1911, and the wines are still grown and produced by the Massolino family, now in its fourth generation of winemakers.

In all, Massolino owns 57 acres of vineyard, including four Barolo crus. With such a reputation to uphold, tradition still guides the way here: fermentation in cement tanks, ageing in large Slavonian oak casks. Yet modernity has its hand, too: Not at all rustic, the wines are smooth, clean, and extremely pleasurable.… Read the rest