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Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Aged in concrete and in SS Finely focused on the nose with floral laced high toned, black fruit. In the mouth one finds a clean and fresh feel that shows off the classic weight of Barbera. There’s just a hint of flesh, soft tannins, good obvious but not high acid all supporting lovely pure of fruit on the palate. Finishing firmly this unfolds in the mouth with mineral notes and a clean, palate cleansing wash of acid on the finale.Perfumed in the mouth, this does seem to be missing just a bit of fruit. 89pts

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Massolino:
Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of great wines from the Langhe area for four generations and currently three generations are involved in the day to day winemaking activities. Today Giuseppe Massolino, who was one of the founders of the Consorzio Barolo e Barbaresco, oversees his sons Giovanni and Renato, who split responsibilities for t... Read more
Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of great wines from the Langhe area for four generations and currently three generations are involved in the day to day winemaking activities. Today Giuseppe Massolino, who was one of the founders of the Consorzio Barolo e Barbaresco, oversees his sons Giovanni and Renato, who split responsibilities for the vineyards and the cellar management, while Giovanni's son, Franco, is the winemaker. Over the years, the name Massolino has become synonymous with robust, concentrated and well structured Barolo. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Massolino Barbera d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,044
4.00 5
08/19/2014

Aged in concrete and in SS Finely focused on the nose with floral laced high toned, black fruit. In the mouth one finds a clean and fresh feel that shows off the classic weight of Barbera. There’s just a hint of flesh, soft tannins, good obvious but not high acid all supporting lovely pure of fruit on the palate. Finishing firmly this unfolds in the mouth with mineral notes and a clean, palate cleansing wash of acid on the finale.Perfumed in the mouth, this does seem to be missing just a bit of fruit. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,044
4.50 5
08/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Massolino Barbera d'Alba

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/28/2014

Bright dark red with ruby highlights. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of black cherry, violet and red licorice. Sappy, vibrant black cherry and floral flavors boast impressive silkiness of texture for 2012 barbera. Finishes juicy and long, with a palate-staining whiplash of fruit.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/28/2014

Cherry and black currant notes meld with the juicy texture in this supple Barbera. Pure and elegant, with fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/05/2013

Deep purplish, almost impenetrable red. Elegant, sweet and tempting, the intense and fruity notes characteristic of Barbera emerge. Vinous, fresh and well balanced. An easy to drink wine which is tasty and rich without being excessively binding.



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