Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2015
This wine is simply a 'declassified' Barolo. It comes from Massolino's younger Barolo vines in Serralunga. When these vines are old enough they will help produce the Barolo proper. As was the case in 2014, some fruit from the older Barolo vines also makes it into this cuvée. Like all Massolino Nebbiolo, it is aged in large Slavonian oak casks, although the Langhe only spends 18 months in wood, compared with the Barolo's 24+ months. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the style is like a scaled down Massolino Barolo, one with more immediate fragrance and finesse and less tannin. It is crafted for early enjoyment. From grapes picked in the first week of November, the 2014 is built on perfume and finesse. It's a suave, classic, forest floor and wild berry noted Nebbiolo with the savoury, chalky minerality that's so typical of Massolino and Serralunga in general.
In a mixed or straight case: $47.49