2011 continues to be a vintage that shows the fantastic ageability of wines from Parussi. The beginning of 2011 was especially warm, causing flowering to occur about a month earlier than usual. By summer things cooled off, but the whole year was dry, which did not let up with the cooler temperatures. In August a heat wave caused sugar levels to rise, but overall the time between flowering and harvest was normal and tannins achieved good levels of ripeness. This all leads to plenty of sweet ripe fruit! 2011 was a very exciting vintage for us as all of the right pieces from the vineyard to the cellar came together to create a wine that is a true expression of the structure, concentration and power of Castiglione Falletto, while still having approachability.
93 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate – “With fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the 2011 Barolo Parussi is an epic wine with thick layers of dark fruit, spice and pressed rose. This expression is absolutely irresistible in terms of its generosity, overall intensity and silky smoothness. It presents a more immediate style with soft lines and a generous, fruity texture. Massolino has produced an impressive line of new releases.”