ready-improve2011 Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Riserva, Massolino, Piedmont, Italy

Product: 2011-0750-00-8214270
  • Antonio Galloni, Vinous
  • Jancis Robinson MW
  • Wine Advocate
  • James Suckling
  • Ready, but will improve


Massolino's 2011 Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda is a more than worthy follow-up to the stellar 2010. Silky, perfumed and incredibly inviting, the 2011 will also give up its considerable charms much earlier. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, spice, hard candy, and mint give the 2011 its inner sweetness. Above all else, the 2011 captures a compelling middle ground that balances the warmth of the year with a classic sense of structure. The 2011 is a racy, alluring Rionda that will be nearly impossible to resist, even young.

Brothers Franco and Roberto Massolino decided to give their single-vineyard 2013 Barolos a bit more time in barrel than normal. Tasted from bottle, those wines are every bit as impressive as they were from barrel. Massolino has made compelling Barolos for several decades. Still, in recent years, they have made additional investments that include a greater focus on quality, acquiring more vineyards and completing a significant cellar expansion. As for the wines themselves, they have never been better. 

Drink 2021 - 2036 

Antonio Galloni, (October 2017)

Bottle Price 75cl $1,280
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