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Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2014

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Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2014

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"This is from younger vines in Serralunga (barolo). Different from other recently reviewed nebbs that were briefly 'aged' in stainless steel, this was matured in big oak for 18 months before bottling and is way more tertiary in its colour, aromas and flavours. As a result it presents more like a scaled-back barolo, with characters of earth, mineral and tar, with ever-present fragrant notes reinforcing the elegance. The resolved level of the fruit and tannins make this just as gluggable as its more primary contemporaries. And it went down a treat with pan-fried chicken livers casa nostra." Frank Wilden, Life, The Australian, Sept 2016 

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Stelvin. This wine is simply a 'declassified' Barolo. It comes from Massolino's younger Barolo vines in Serralunga. When these vines are old enough they will help produce the Barolo proper. As was the case in 2014, some fruit from the older Barolo vines also makes it into this cuvée. Like all Massolino Nebbiolo, it is aged in large Slavonian oak casks, although the Langhe only spends 18 months in wood, compared with the Barolo's 24+ months. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the style is like a scaled down Massolino Barolo, one with more immediate fragrance and finesse and less tannin. It is crafted for early enjoyment. From grapes picked in the first week of November, the 2014 is built on perfume and finesse. It's a suave, classic, forest floor and wild berry noted Nebbiolo with the savoury, chalky minerality that's so typical of Massolino and Serralunga in general. If the finesse, complexity and deliciousness of this wine are anything to go by, and they usually are, bring on the 2014 Baroli.

"This is from younger vines in Serralunga (barolo). Different from other recently reviewed nebbs that were briefly 'aged' in stainless steel, this was matured in big oak for 18 months before bottling and is way more tertiary in its colour, aromas and flavours. As a result it presents more like a scaled-back barolo, with characters of earth, mineral and tar, with ever-present fragrant notes reinforcing the elegance. The resolved level of the fruit and tannins make this just as gluggable as its more primary contemporaries. And it went down a treat with pan-fried chicken livers casa nostra." Frank Wilden, Life, The Australian, Sept 2016 

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