MASSOLINO BAROLO 'VIGNA RIONDA ' 2012

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Antonio Galloni
SKU
MANE201216 UCAU
$329.99 Per item
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Vigna Rionda is historically the most revered vineyard of Serralunga. The site is renowned for finesse and yet the longevity of the Barolo wines it is able to produce. The wine from this exceptional site begins life as a coiled spring, which is why Massolino releases it with extra age. Rose water, orange zest, cinnamon, sage, mint and dried cherry are some of the many nuances that give the 2012 its aromatic top notes, and all of the elements fall into place effortlessly. With enough age, Vigna Rionda blossoms into an intensely perfumed, ultra-fine, pure and succulent wine with very fine tannins. And that is exactly what you get with the 2012. It's a wine that is already showing a core of sweet Pinot-like red and blackberry fruit, backed by fine silky tannins and a classic chalky imprint of Serralunga. This gorgeous Barolo tapers to a spicy-sweet, complex finish that goes on and on.
Vigna Rionda is historically the most revered vineyard of Serralunga. The site is renowned for finesse and yet the longevity of the Barolo wines it is able to produce. The wine from this exceptional site begins life as a coiled spring, which is why Massolino releases it with extra age. Rose water, orange zest, cinnamon, sage, mint and dried cherry are some of the many nuances that give the 2012 its aromatic top notes, and all of the elements fall into place effortlessly. With enough age, Vigna Rionda blossoms into an intensely perfumed, ultra-fine, pure and succulent wine with very fine tannins. And that is exactly what you get with the 2012. It's a wine that is already showing a core of sweet Pinot-like red and blackberry fruit, backed by fine silky tannins and a classic chalky imprint of Serralunga. This gorgeous Barolo tapers to a spicy-sweet, complex finish that goes on and on.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Antonio Galloni

“Readers will find a silky, nuanced Barolo in the 2012 Riserva Vigna Rionda. Rose water, orange zest, cinnamon, sage, mint and dried cherry are some of the many nuances that give the 2012 its aromatic top notes, and all of the elements fall into place effortlessly. Relatively open-knit for a young Rionda, this should drink well with minimal cellaring. The 2012 doesn't quite have the explosive energy of vintages like 2010, 2013 or 2014, but it will offer tons of pleasure sooner than any of those wines. I loved it.”