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Massolino Barolo Parafada 2016

$114

Black cherry and black currant fruit is embedded in a matrix of stiff tannins. Tar, tobacco and iron flavors add complexity, and the vibrant acidity is a force to be reckoned with. This red has fine length. Just needs time. Best from 2025 through 2050. 215 cases made, 75 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Apr 30, 2021

Summary

Grape

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.

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$114

Massolino Barolo Parafada 2016

Black cherry and black currant fruit is embedded in a matrix of stiff tannins. Tar, tobacco and iron flavors add complexity, and the vibrant acidity is a force to be reckoned with. This red has fine length. Just needs time. Best from 2025 through 2050. 215 cases made, 75 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Apr 30, 2021

Summary

Grape

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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