Massolino

Piemonte
www.massolino.it

Background

This 23 hectare estate has been in the Massolino family since 1896. In recent years, the style of the wines has undergone a subtle transformation.

Winemaker Franco Massolino has done a wonderful job of marrying change with a respect for tradition, something that sets them apart from many of the younger producers in Barolo today. This is in part dictated by the nature of the vineyards, with vines up to 60 years old, that the Massolino family owns in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba, the source of some of the greatest, most structured and longest-lived Barolo.

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Inspiration

My inspirational music

I think we need a wine which sums up both the austerity and nobility of Barolo from Serralunga so I would choose 'Nessun dorma', sung by the great Pavarotti, which captures our joy and passion in making Barolo. Alternatively, I would choose 'I migliori anni della nostra vita' ('The best years of our life') sung by Renato Zero. This also reflects the fact that for many of our family members, the best years of their lives have been dedicated to our estate! Franco Massolino.