Massolino Vigna Parussi Barolo 2009

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 130532
  • red wine
  • RP94
  • WS92
  • 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.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep garnet red color. Ethereal and enveloping with intense and persistent notes of sweet spices, sandalwood, tobacco and leather. Great structure. Remarkable tannin which softens with time and make it a perfect wine also for ageing. Its very long finish is typical of Barolos from Castiglione Falletto.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Barolo Parussi sees fruit sourced from the Castiglione Falletto township and consequently shows the most ethereal and refined characteristics of these three vineyard-designate wines. Rosehip, forest berry and even a touch of stone fruit or apricot emerge at first, followed by heavier aromas of tar and black licorice. The wine shows impressive elegance, finesse, silky tannins and fresh acidity. Those overall attributes, melded so perfectly together, are rare to find in the warmer 2009 vintage."
94 Points

"The tobacco and briar notes are effusive in this sleek, firmly structured red, offering cherry and raspberry fruit. Offers mouthcoating tannins that leave a strong grip on the finish. A tad dry in the balance, but otherwise solid."
92 Points

"Good bright, full red. Cooler, bluer aromas of blueberry, mint, camphor and licorice. Large-scaled, silky and plush on entry but quite backward on the back half. Major tannins dust the tongue and front teeth on the rather muscular finish. This soil gives different tannins from most other Serralunga vineyard, notes Massolino, but the Parussi is still a powerful, masculine style of Barolo."
92 Points

"A soft and velvety wine with plums, hazelnut and dried mushroom character. Full body, with an attractive mouthfeel. Needs time to open and show what it really has. Balanced and attractive."
92 Points

"Massolino's 2009 Barolo Parussi brings together many of the best qualities of the vintage. The aromatics are bright and focused, yet at the same time, there is plenty of depth to the fruit. Sweet, layeed and beautifully articulated, the 2009 Parussi stands out for its balance and iverall harmony. Firm yet integrated tannins support the brisk, inviting finish. Today, the Parussi is the brightest of Massolino's 2009 Barolos."
91 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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