Welcome! This is our Massolino Barbaresco review.
Massolino Barbaresco is a red wine made from Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barbaresco DOCG area in Piedmont, Italy.
This wine is produced by the Massolino family, who have been making wine in the region for generations.
Massolino Barbaresco is aged for several months in oak barrels and in the bottle, resulting in a complex and elegant wine.
Find below our Massolino Barbaresco full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Massolino Barbaresco Review
Massolino Barbaresco review: What's its color?
Massolino Barbaresco has a pale garnet color, when swirled, the wine leaves long and slow legs on the glass, indicating its full-bodied nature.
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Massolino Barbaresco taste like?
Massolino Barbaresco is entirely made from Nebbiolo grapes and aged for roughly 18 months in large Slavonian oak, followed by a period of bottle ageing.
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On the nose, it is intense and complex, with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, and plum, along with floral notes of violets and rose petals.
There are also hints of spices, such as cinnamon and clove, as well as earthy and smoky undertones.
Is Massolino Barbaresco sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Massolino Barbaresco wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
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Massolino Barbaresco review: Which food pairs well with it?
Massolino Barbaresco pairs well with a range of dishes, including roasted meats, such as lamb and beef.
It pairs also very well with rich and hearty pasta dishes, such as mushroom risotto, beef ragù or truffle tagliolini.
The wine also pairs well with aged cheeses, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, and dark chocolate.
Massolino Barbaresco review: What's its alcohol content?
Massolino Barbaresco wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Massolino Barbaresco wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Massolino?
Here is an extract from the Massolino website:
“Proud producers of Barolo, Barbaresco and the typical wines of the Langhe, we were lucky enough to be born in Serralunga d’Alba, an area of absolute excellence in the geography of great Italian wines.“
Massolino Barbaresco is a magnificent wine that highlights the beauty of the Nebbiolo grape, grown in the Barbaresco DOCG area.
Its aromas are complex and intense, while its body is full and rich, with a long and satisfying finish.
This wine is perfect for pairing with hearty meat dishes and aged cheeses, and it has the potential to age gracefully for years.
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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