James Suckling 92Wine Enthusiast 91Review Score 90
Piedmont

2021 Massolino Barbera d'Alba

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Very bright with a purple edge to the color. Lots of dark cherries, violet and licorice that extend to a fleshy, medium-bodied palate. I love the crunch and the succulence here. An excellent Barbera d’Alba that can be enjoyed in the next five years. Drink or hold. Read more
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92 POINTS
James Suckling

Very bright with a purple edge to the color. Lots of dark cherries, violet and licorice that extend to a fleshy, medium-bodied palate. I love the crunch and the succulence here. An excellent Barbera d’Alba that can be enjoyed in the next five years. Drink or hold.

Expert Review
91 POINTS
Wine Enthusiast

This is a fun and exciting wine with deep red fruit of cherry and raspberry. The fruits are complimented by violets and rhubarb with loads of sweet and savory spices. The palate is bright and pops with tart “Frutti di Bosco” (translated to wild fruits of the forest) with fine tannins and good structure.

Expert Review
90 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2021 Barbera d'Alba is a joyous wine. Rich, supple and explosive, the 2021 offers up tons of jammy red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol and mocha. The purity of the fruit here is just remarkable. The 2021 was done entirely in cement. It's a gorgeous wine in every way.

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Tasting Notes

If the 2020 vintage was going to be a hard act to follow, no one told Giovanni Angeli and his team. It’s a beautiful sweet and savoury release with waves of crunchy blue fruits complemented by notes of charred meat and subtle iron filings. The palate is so silky and pure, with supple fruit and vibrant acidity tapering to a lovely, mouth-watering and perfumed finish. A super release and another super value.

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Winemakers Note

Screwcap. Massolino’s two hectares of Barbera in a limestone-rich Serralunga vineyard are now complemented by fruit from Monforte d’Alba. The 2021 was fermented for 10 to 12 days in cement tanks and was raised in the same vessels for a short period before being bottled and released. The palate is so deep and pure, with some powdery tannins and vibrant acidity. The finish is tangy, perfumed and lingering. A super release and another super value. “Joyous” is a good term.

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