Massolino Riesling Langhe DOC 2017

Massolino Riesling Langhe DOC 2017

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2017 was our first vintage producing an estate Riesling. The grapes come from the highest vineyard of our estate in Monforte d’Alba, planted at 600 m above sea level. The climatic conditions here are perfect for the production of Riesling, as the cooler temperatures contribute a distinctive freshness and acidity to the wine – the hallmarks of what we love about Riesling!

We produced about 6,000 bottles in this first vintage, aged in a primarily cement tanks and even one amphora vessel. The reasoning behind this aging is to preserve the typical freshness, brightness one may find in Langhe Riesling while giving more balance and roundness.

Press Notes:

90+ points – Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

This the first vintage made of this wine whose fruit comes from the top of a windy hill just outside the Barolo appellation, between Monforte d'Alba and Dogliani. It represents the third year of production of the vines, with three clones of the grape. The 2017 Langhe Riesling is very strong in terms of the variety's true characteristics, with notes of petrol and ash lying beyond the layers of citrusy and tropical fruit. Some 8,000 bottles were made. This is a charismatic and satisfying wine, aged in stainless steel and acacia oak, along with one clay amphora and a tiny element of cement. I'd pair it with a fresh chicken salad with Indian spices.