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Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

To ensure a softer style they extract the grape seeds after a day and half of fermentation, then again after three days Super spicy, floral, and fruity on the nose with a black spice character hinting at licorice with a huge rush of currant fruit. Round and a bit soft in the mouth, this shows nice depth of fruit in an easy going style that lacks some precision on the palate. It does have a great, easy drinking texture, a bit peachy and plummy flavored with some nice piquant, grape skin tannins, and a bit of sweetness to the fruit that leads to a touch of heaviness on the palate. The hint of plushness makes this very easygoing, a bit too easy for me but this should prove very popular. 87pts

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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 Dolcetto d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/24/2014

To ensure a softer style they extract the grape seeds after a day and half of fermentation, then again after three days Super spicy, floral, and fruity on the nose with a black spice character hinting at licorice with a huge rush of currant fruit. Round and a bit soft in the mouth, this shows nice depth of fruit in an easy going style that lacks some precision on the palate. It does have a great, easy drinking texture, a bit peachy and plummy flavored with some nice piquant, grape skin tannins, and a bit of sweetness to the fruit that leads to a touch of heaviness on the palate. The hint of plushness makes this very easygoing, a bit too easy for me but this should prove very popular. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 06/24/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba

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Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

Fresh, fruity, sweet and elegant perfumes strongly prevail. Expansive and warm entry, opening into a multitude of flavours traceable to a rich and concentrated wine. Naturally dominant fruit and vinous character leaving behind a lingering and pleasant aftertaste.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/16/2017

The 2011 Dolcetto d’Alba is quite classic in this vintage. Medium in body, the 2011 floats across the palate with hints of blueberries, tar, almonds and violets. This is an understated, classy wine for the year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. - Robert Parker 89 Points ** Only 2 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 11/04/2014

The 2011 Dolcetto dAlba is quite classic in this vintage. Medium in body, the 2011 floats across the palate with hints of blueberries, tar, almonds and violets. This is an understated, classy wine for the year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. - Robert Parker 89 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/04/2013

The 2011 Dolcetto d'Alba is quite classic in this vintage. Medium in body, the 2011 floats across the palate with hints of blueberries, tar, almonds and violets. This is an understated, classy wine for the year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 01/16/2018

The 2011 Dolcetto d’Alba is quite classic in this vintage. Medium in body, the 2011 floats across the palate with hints of blueberries, tar, almonds and violets. This is an understated, classy wine for the year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. - Robert Parker 89 Points ** Only 1 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2010 12/09/2011

Bright ruby red with deep purplish hues. The nose is fresh, fruity, sweet, while the palate is expansive and warm, opening into a multitude of flavors. Naturally dominant fruit and vinous character leaving behind a lingering and pleasant after taste.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/04/2013

The 2010 Dolcetto d'Alba is a fleshy, generous wine endowed with tons of varietal character and incomparable class. Leather, licorice and blueberries linger on the finish. Massolino's Dolcetto has an extra gear most of the time. The 2010 is another outstanding vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015. ** SOLD OUT **


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Alcohol: 13.50%

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