Since 1883, Massucco, a family-owned winery from the Roero province in Piedmont, Italy, has been producing wines to satisfy even the most demanding of palates.
I recently had an opportunity to taste a few of their wines. My tasting notes follow.
NV (non-vintage) l’Alba (Bianco): Light yellow in color with a pleasant, light floral aroma, replete with citrus. Light-bodied with flavors of melon, orange, and peaches. It is off-dry and easy to drink.
2014 Roero Arneis DOCG: Light citrus with hints of Granny Smith apple. Light-bodied and clean-tasting with flavors of kiwi, peaches, and hazelnuts, with a lingering aftertaste.
2014 That’s Amore (Rosso): Pale red colored (resembling Grignolino); an herbaceous bouquet with light fruit; in the mouth it has flavors of cotton candy, bay leaf, red cherries, and raspberries. Beaujolais lovers would enjoy this wine.
2012 Barbera d’Alba: Dark ruby-colored with an earthy bouquet and hints of cherries. It is quite dry with moderate acidity and flavors of dried berries.
2012 Nebbiolo d’Alba: Medium-dark colored with a light earthy bouquet and hints of anise, and dried flowers. Medium-bodied and quite dry with delicate fruit flavors and a lingering aftertaste.
2013 Roero (Rosso) DOCG: Deep cherry-colored with a bouquet of mint, eucalyptus, cherries, and dates. Medium-bodied and quite dry with a late-harvest flavor of raisins, along with chestnuts and raspberries.
Massucco…From Vine to Wine
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