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I recently attended a zoom tasting with the chief winemaker at Massolino and while the focus was on their Barolos, while this wine, Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2020, really caught my eye. So fresh and bright, and unusually for an Italian wine, sealed with a screwcap.
"Raised entirely in tank, this is surprisingly deep, yet also so juicy and bright, with flavours and aromas of ripe plum, dark cherry, iodine and violet, supported by ripe, yet abundant, chalky tannins. I'm not sure I've ever thought of a Dolcetto I'd love to see this with a few years of age, but I did here. Serious bargain." Importer's notes on the Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba 2020.
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.
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Massolino displays a typically Piedmontese DNA. In keeping with Langa tradition this wine is ideal with all courses of a meal. It is also perfect for snacks featuring cured meats and cheeses, or at the beginning of a meal, served with starters and sliced meats. Pasta, rice, soup and red meats, particularly when grilled, enhance its good body and deliciious drinkability.
Massolino regularly receives praise from high profile critics, including Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and the estate was awarded ‘Winery of the Year 2010’ by the influential US based Wine & Spirits Magazine.