Actually, the full name here is Massolino-Vigna Rionda. If you have holdings in one of the very best Crus in Barolo why not tack it on to your name? The winery, in fact, is blessed with vines pushing nearly 60 years of age in the sweetest part of Vigna Rionda, and they make only a Riserva from it. It is very special wine, and strangely off the radar, though this could one day becoming a highly-treasured trophy. They also produce Parafada – a classic Serralunga – and a Margheria, where sandy soils echo the more elegant wines of the western communes. Some Barolo purists were turned off Massolino when they produced the Parafada in barriques – one of the few Serralunga's to be done in this style – but they ended that experiment in 2006 and now everything is made in a classic style, although there is more of an emphasis here on accessibility and fruit purity than at the hard-core traditionalists.
Earthy , Fruity , Minerally