Massolino - Barolo 2012Full Bodied
Country of OriginItaly
- Acidity g/l5.73
- Food MatchPork
- Grape TypeNebbiolo
- Ph Level3.5
- Quality DesignationDOCG
- Residual Sugar g/l0.6
- Type of closureNatural Cork
- WinemakerFranco & Roberto Massolino
Bright ruby-garnet in colour with an intense nose, perfumes of dark fruit and a touch of cloves with a savoury, herbal note.
On the palate it is full-bodied yet elegant, with plenty of robust but ripe tannins supporting the dark, dried plum and autumn compote fruit character and balancing the acidity.
Long and fine, with perfumes of roses and violets on the finish.
The long, snowy winter resulted in delayed budding, while the cool spring ensured a late growing season. Rainfall during spring and summer was more frequent than average, especially in March, May and June.
The resulting generous water reserves led to continuous plant growth, giving generous canopies and grass. Hail in spring hit the Massolino vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba, resulting in a much lower crop than usual.
'Fortunately, the remaining grapes ripened well, and in fact were picked earlier than in other zones due to the low crops the plants were carrying,' comments Franco Massolino.