This is the only Barolo vineyard that Massolino owns outside of Serralunga (although Parussi is next to the Serralunga border it’s actually on the Castiglione Falletto side). The iron-rich, blue clay soils here are a little lighter and more oxygenated, with more silt and less clay than Serralunga. This makes for more vigour in the vines and a completely different style of wine. The Massolino family were attracted to the excellent south-easterly to south-westerly exposure of the vines, combined with the vineyard’s situation at 300 metres above sea level (on the crest of the hill), and the 45-year-old vines. To this day, they are the only Barolo producer to bottle a single vineyard wine from this Cru.
The commune of Castiglione lies closer to the geographical centre of Barolo and generally generates wines with robust tannins and deep fruit. The Massolino team have shown their greater knowledge of this vineyard following each vintage, evolving both the viticulture and the winemaking to produce wines of ever greater finesse. This is quite different from the Serralunga wines, with more pungent depth and firmer tannins. It is an outstanding example of Castiglione Falletto—with the depth of the place and the class of Massolino. - Importer Note
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