The vineyard situated in “Vigna Rionda” (sheet no. 8, land parcels 79-80-81-82-84-85-86) is in one of the best positions in Serralunga: when Giovanni and Renato Massolino decided to buy it, they chose to exchange it for a larger vineyard.
Set at an altitude of 330 m above sea level, it occupies a total surface area of 2.3 hectares. This vineyard too is made up of marly lime soil, which produces an important, potent wine, suitable for long aging.
Color is bright garnet red. Nose ranges from very intensely floral in the early years to characteristic “goudron” as it ages, through a multitude of scents which are always particularly seductive. On the palate probably is the most potent of all the Barolo's and it perfectly summarizes the essential characteristics of Barolo wine, such as grand structure, excellent alcohol concentration and tannins capable of guaranteeing very long aging.
It opens up gradually and reaches its maximum and most important expression after aging for a few years; this leads to its release for sale in the sixth year after harvesting with an increasingly consistent part of the wine being held back for release in the tenth year!!!
It expresses its best potential when served with meat dishes, rich in intense and persistent aromas and flavors, such as joints of lamb or kid. Also, thanks to its marked tannins, it is simply superb with the bitter-sweet alternation of furry and feathered game.
A complex wine, constantly in evolution, capable of guaranteeing unique sensations for refined and demanding palates
It is best to decant for a few hours.
Appellation: Barolo Riserva
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