The estate was founded in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, near the picturesque medieval village of Serralunga d’Alba in Piedmont, Italy. Surrounding the village is one of the best sub-zones of Barolo and it’s here the estate’s greatest asset, its prized vineyards sit. The estate recently purchased more vineyards which now total around 100 acres.
"The 2017 Barolo is a gorgeous, harmonious wine. In this vintage, the straight Barolo is a bit lighter than normal, as most wines are, but it is so impeccably balanced. Pliant and inviting, the 2017 will be pleasurable to drink in another year or two. The purity of the flavors is just striking. Red berry fruit, rose petal, mint, cinnamon and crushed rose petal are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this exquisite Barolo from the Massolino family. So many 2017s are marked by sinewy tannins, here, they are especially fine."
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
"Massolino's classic 2017 Barolo sees most of its fruit come from Serralunga d'Alba, although a small percentage of the blend comes from Castiglione Falletto. Compared to its peers from this hot and dry growing season, this wine is delicate and almost fragile. It softly reveals cassis, red berries and exotic plum. A second wave of aromas introduces spice, red earth and rusty notes. These results achieve very good balance overall."
92 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.