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Vigna Rionda Massolino Barbera d'Alba 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Fruit from the lowest part of Rionda and west facing part of Margheria, called le tourne. Only produced in top vintages Creamy on the nose with a wood smoke top note over fine candied medicinal notes, the oak is fairly obvious. Big, ripe, polished, powerful, and deep on the palate with big fruit and creamy oak on the backend leading to long black cherry slightly candied finish. Integrated but powerful acids keep this lively in the mouth and while this has potential to improve, it's rather regal for Barbera already. It’s not my favorite due to the obvious oak but you can’t deny the quality here. 92pts

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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 Vigna Rionda Massolino Barbera d'Alba

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,625
4.50 5
08/19/2014

Fruit from the lowest part of Rionda and west facing part of Margheria, called le tourne. Only produced in top vintages Creamy on the nose with a wood smoke top note over fine candied medicinal notes, the oak is fairly obvious. Big, ripe, polished, powerful, and deep on the palate with big fruit and creamy oak on the backend leading to long black cherry slightly candied finish. Integrated but powerful acids keep this lively in the mouth and while this has potential to improve, it's rather regal for Barbera already. It’s not my favorite due to the obvious oak but you can’t deny the quality here. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,625
4.00 5
09/17/2013

Only produced in special vintage, ie no 2012 Smells of wood, smoky and a little mushroomy with some Irish spring soap, and hints of slate, blue fruit, and sweet wood. Round, lush, packed with blue fruit on entry this is awfully sexy in the mouth in a powerful soft and sleek style There’s a little wood tannin drying out the finish a bit but this does have plenty of concentration of fruit and it shows excellent persistence on the finish. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,625
4.60 5
08/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,625
4.50 5
09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses



Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.00%

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