Massolino’s BARBARESCO DOCG is produced with grapes from the Starderi, Serraboella and, to a lesser extent, Albesani vineyards.
The soil of the Barbaresco area offers a very particular expression of Nebbiolo. These vineyards are able to give wines with an exceptional balance and finesse, delicate and elegant. A very persuasive and fascinating expression. Seductive floral notes emerge accompanied by hints of red fruit that give the glass a very specific identity; we are faced with gentler and more delicate wines than our Barolos, but with an incredible charm.
The history of the Massolino family and their wine intertwined with the history of Serralunga d’Alba since 1896, when Giovanni founded the company. Giovanni was the first person to bring electricity to the town. An enterprising, tenacious and creative man, he is the progenitor of a family that has made the combination of research and tradition a distinctive trait.
The first Massolino winery was built by Giuseppe, Giovanni’s son, who, together with his sister Angela, extended the company with the purchase of new land and, in 1934, was one of the founders of the Consortium for the Defense of Barolo and Barbaresco . At that time, Joseph had six children. Three of them, Giovanni, Camilla and Renato, followed in their father’s footsteps, expanding the company by purchasing cru vineyards that are authentic jewels: Margheria, Parafada and Vigna Rionda.
In the 1990s, Franco and Roberto, both winemakers, joined the family estate. Their work condenses the experience of an entire family and the ambition of a new generation, determined to make an important contribution to the innovation of oenological and agronomic techniques and to the image of the estate in Italy and abroad.