Region: Piedmont, Italy
First Glance: Succulent, Fleshy, and Crunchy
Massolino's two hectares of Guyot-trained vines in a limestone-rich Serralunga vineyard are now complemented by Barbera from Monforte d’Alba. The 2021 was fermented for 10 to 12 days in cement tanks and was raised in the same vessels for a short period before being bottled and released.
If the 2020 vintage was going to be a hard act to follow, no one told Giovanni Angeli and his team. It’s a beautiful sweet and savoury release with waves of crunchy blue fruits complemented by notes of charred meat and subtle iron filings. The palate is so silky and pure, with supple fruit and vibrant acidity tapering to a lovely, mouth-watering and perfumed finish. A super release and another super value.
James Suckling - 92pts
“Very bright with a purple edge to the color. Lots of dark cherries, violet and licorice that extend to a fleshy, medium-bodied palate. I love the crunch and the succulence here. An excellent Barbera d’Alba that can be enjoyed in the next five years. Drink or hold.”