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Massolino Barbaresco Albesani 2020 (1500ml)

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Massolino Barbaresco Albesani 2020 (1500ml)
Producer Massolino
Region, Country Barbaresco, Italy
Bottle Size 1.5L
Case Size 6
Product Code 22395-1500

On the western hills above Neive, Albesani is one of the great vineyards of Barbaresco. In his “Barbaresco MGA”, Alessandro Masnaghetti writes that “the combination of soil, stature and exposure creates one of the greatest vineyards of the Langhe”. So perhaps it won’t be a surprise that, of the three Barbaresco parcels, Massolino has chosen to bottle its first single-vineyard wine from this site. As Franco Massolino explains: “From the very first moment this wine began to ferment, we knew we were dealing with a superb expression of Nebbiolo.” Of its two hectares in Albesani, Massolino used only 0.6 hectares for this bottling—the parcel at the top of the vineyard (at 260 metres) with the poorest soils and the oldest vines (50 years of age). The soils are classic limestone and chalky clay, and the exposure is southwest. The winemaking mirrors that of the Barbaresco above, except it was aged in a single, 3,000-litre Stockinger cask. It’s a stunning wine, so perfumed and pure. A Burgundy lover’s Barbaresco!




Massolino Barbaresco Albesani 2020 (1500ml)

Reviews

“The 2020 Barbaresco Albesani has more substance and depth than the straight Barbaresco. The differences between the two wines today aren't that marked at the outset, but that comes with aeration. Macerated cherry, plum, spice, lavender, rose petal and sage develop with time in the glass. All of the richness and power of Albesani comes through. For readers who want to understand what Albesani is all about, this is it!”
96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“From a leased vineyard with vines ageing from 45 to 65 years. It’s a specific vineyard selection, from the best bits of Albesani. Red cherry, plenty of perfume, dried herb, almond and a sweet liquorice top note. Medium-bodied, a swell of cherry fruit, stony/sandy tannin, nutty, a little blood orange, stony tannin grip on a very long finish. It’s just so tight and controlled, and that almost bloody earthiness really signs off on the vineyard with a flourish. So impressive.”
96 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

Reviews

“The 2020 Barbaresco Albesani has more substance and depth than the straight Barbaresco. The differences between the two wines today aren't that marked at the outset, but that comes with aeration. Macerated cherry, plum, spice, lavender, rose petal and sage develop with time in the glass. All of the richness and power of Albesani comes through. For readers who want to understand what Albesani is all about, this is it!”
96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“From a leased vineyard with vines ageing from 45 to 65 years. It’s a specific vineyard selection, from the best bits of Albesani. Red cherry, plenty of perfume, dried herb, almond and a sweet liquorice top note. Medium-bodied, a swell of cherry fruit, stony/sandy tannin, nutty, a little blood orange, stony tannin grip on a very long finish. It’s just so tight and controlled, and that almost bloody earthiness really signs off on the vineyard with a flourish. So impressive.”
96 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

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