Massolino Vigna Margheria Barolo 2009
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The Massolino displays deep garnet red color with ethereal aromas, featuring spicy, tobacco and brushwood notes; there are also important mineral notes. Classic and nicely harmonious wine, tannic when young and with considerable ageing potential, making it an unmistakable "Nebbiolo of Serralunga".
"The 2009 Barolo Margheria, however, moves us over to the Serralunga d’Alba township where power and structure are the name of the game. This wine shows big bones with firmly rooted tannins and a bold, fleshy quality of fruit. Black currant, chopped mint and licorice are woven tightly within the fabric of the wine."
The Wine Advocate
"Beautiful cherry, strawberry, tobacco and leather flavors are displayed on the rich texture and firm structure of this sinewy red. The tannins are dusty, but this manages to find equilibrium on the long, savory finish."
"The 2009 Barolo Margheria is racy, delineated and energetic. Sweet red berries, flowers, mint and licorice jump from the glass. There is an attractive juiciness in the Margheria. I imagine the 2009 will drink well relatively early, but also develop nicely in bottle. Rose petals, dried herbs, violets and tar are all layered into the finish."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Bright medium red. Aromatic nose combines redcurrant, raspberry, cherry, dried herbs, spices and rose petal. Silky, floral and vibrant, with a distinctly delicate character to its juicy red fruit, tobacco and floral flavors. A lovely example from lighter sandy soil. Finishes juicy and long, with a slight youthful dryness that calls for at least a couple years of additional bottle aging.
Range: 91+ Points"
International Wine Cellar
"From a cru in Serralunga d’Alba, this is youthfully tough, all hard edges at the moment. The aroma is closed off by reduction and the acidity is as potent as the tannins. Yet the fruit packed into the middle of the wine bodes well for long aging."
Wine & Spirits
"Attractive pureness of fruit here with hints of cut wood and rose petals on the nose and palate. Medium to full body and fine tannins"
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Founded in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, this winery has remained dedicated, through four generations, to producing wines of the highest quality. The Massolino wines have always been recognized and distinguished for their strength and harmony.
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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The King of Piedmont
Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the
most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to
Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has
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