Massolino - Vigna Rionda

First year of production: 1896
Property: Massolino Brothers
Winemaker: Franco and Roberto Massolino, Giovanni Angeli
Agronomist: Roberto Massolino
conduction: Conventional
Bottles produced: 257.000
Hectares: 36,00
Address: from the A21 Turin-Piacenza, Asti est exit, direction Alba.
In the Langa, in recent years, particular attention has been paid to Riesling. Much loved by the Piedmontese, it has already been proposed by several companies and now also by Massolino who presents it for the first time in the Guide this year with the Stelvin cap, to preserve even more the varietal characteristics of the grape. Riesling is grown by the company in the highest vineyard of the Massolino estate, in Monforte d'Alba, at about 600 meters above sea level, where the microclimate contributes to giving greater freshness and acidity to the wine. The rest of the wine range, as always, declared itself solid and territorial. The 2015 vintage was certainly a radiant vintage, a little warmer and drier in the summer which gave greater concentration to the bunches, giving more intense and deep wines with an immediacy of attractive drinking. All the 2015 Barolos expressed themselves in these terms, vigorous and at the same time elegant, with a hint of warmth more than in other years, to be smoothed over time. The wine history of Massolino begins in 1896 with Giovanni Massolino, a tenacious and creative man who passed on these qualities to the current owners and direct descendants, Franco and Roberto Massolino. They managed to enter the real wine renaissance of the nineties, through the renovation of the cellar and the patronal house with the introduction of new winemaking and agronomic techniques, aiming at innovation but remaining tied to tradition because the philosophy of the Massolino making wine with passion in its own territory of origin, preserving the typicality of the native vine. They firmly believe that there is an indissoluble bond between vines, territory and winemakers, made up of affinities cemented between them.