Massolino Vigna Parafada Barolo 2009

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 130528
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • ST92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • RP93
  • W&S92
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

The Massolino Parafada comes from the estate's oldest vines. The wine displays deep garnet red with bright hues which naturally evolve with age. On the nose, intense, very complex, offering a wide range of notes; with remarkable red fruit combined with floral and spicy hints. Especially after a few years of ageing, this Barolo shows all the elegance and charm that only Nebbiolo grapes can offer. On the palate, robust, rich and austere. It perfectly reflects the great complexity of the soil in Serralunga d'Alba.

The perfect Barolo for long ageing.

Critical Acclaim

"A bright, pure red, offering cherry and raspberry flavors accented by cedar, tobacco and woodsy notes. Linear and taut, presenting a firm grip of tannins, with plenty of energy driving the long, mouthwatering finish."
94 Points

"The 2009 Barolo Parafada (also a product of the rich, clay soils of Serralunga d’Alba) presents the darkest color of the three and bursts open with ripe flavors of dried blackberry, tobacco, used leather and licorice. But this is in no way a one-dimensional wine. It offers delightful endnotes of blue flower, peppermint, black mineral and cola that come as a pleasant surprise. The wine needs a few more years to open fully. "
94 Points

"The 2009 Barolo Parafada (also a product of the rich, clay soils of Serralunga d’Alba) presents the darkest color of the three and bursts open with ripe flavors of dried blackberry, tobacco, used leather and licorice. But this is in no way a one-dimensional wine. It offers delightful endnotes of blue flower, peppermint, black mineral and cola that come as a pleasant surprise. The wine needs a few more years to open fully. "
92 Points

"Aromas of dark berries and hints of cut oak. Full-bodied with pure and bright fruit such as raspberries and lemon rind. This needs another two or three years to come together"
91 Points

"The 2009 Barolo Parafada is one of the rounder, deeper wines in the lineup. Hints of smoke, tar, dried flowers and licorice add complexity to a core of dark red/black fruit. The warm quality of the vintage seems stylistically well suited to the personality of this site. A rich, enveloping finish rounds things out nicely."
90 Points

Learn About Massolino Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Piedmont

(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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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) 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 Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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